In a week when talk focused on the revamping of Renee Zellweger's face, whether or not the Oscar winning actress went generic with plastic surgery, a ...
Too often, politicians operate on the mistaken assumption that the only issue that matters to America's Jewish voters at the polls is Israel.
What I could not have imagined at the time, and what continues to amaze me still, is how this gift has continued to pay dividends, year after year, as we welcome each new laureate into our prize family.
What can the American Jewish community, which has witnessed synagogues erode and disappear with alarming regularity in recent years, learn from past renaissances in order to empower us to engineer our own?
A man boards his El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv, but when he sees that Elana Sztokman is in the seat adjacent to his, he refuses to sit next to her. Was she holding a howling baby? Did she have a hacking cough? No. The problem, simply, was that she was a she.
In this week's Torah Reading -- Bereishis -- we reembark on the annual cycle, returning to the very beginning of the Bible, Genesis.
One question for us today, in this year of Shmita, is: how can we get ourselves back to the garden? Back before our fellowship with the animals was lost?
Housed in the iconic Temple Emanu-El Synagogue on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the museum plays home to a priceless permanent collection of Judaica, and yearly rotating temporary exhibits.
Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.
We owe it to younger generations to be the ones to tell them these truths. The youth of the Middle East -- Muslim and Jewish alike -- need to know that we were once brothers and sisters. How else can we stop the hatred that every day grows more and more vicious?
And before people get up in arms about using this heinous crime to promote a feminist agenda -- I disagree (although each and every one of us promote agendas every day of our lives). I see it as an opportunity to unearth the worms and re-soil.
Remember the Palm Pilot? That personal digital assistant (PDA) that was all the rage back in the 1990s now seems as archaic as a sundial or abacus com...
A husband should seek sexual renewal in his wife - unpeeling her erotic layers - rather than in the superficiality of porn or the criminal invasion of a woman's privacy. It's a lesson that every man and husband, without exception, must learn and relearn.
More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In Washington State, studies show that death by gun violence has consistently exceeded motor vehicle crash deaths.
I lived through and observed this saga up close and have always been inspired by the strength and courage of Len and Vicki Eisenfeld and Arline Duker.
Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.