What are we praying for at this auspicious time? If you could pray for one thing and one thing only, what would it be?
In geek-speak, the records and rankings that are endlessly discussed on opinion pages and cable TV are not robust to arbitrary decisions, but the long term trend is. Perhaps reporters and bloggers should stop making a big fuss out of meaningless statistics and focus on what really matters: the trend.
The key is choosing how to best express it. It doesn't come from brisket. It comes from us. That's what we bring to the table. A meal that causes no harm to others only furthers that love.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Grandparents' Day both fall on the same day this year, Sunday. It could not be a better fit. Whether you are Jewish or not, or whether or not your grandchildren are Jewish, use this day to share your knowledge, experience, and customs with your grandchildren.
Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner. From Matzo Ball Soup to Apple Cake, these foolproof recipes will make your New Year's meal extra meaningful and delicious.
The Jewish festivals are more than food and family gatherings. They are both spiritually profound, and more relevant to our lives today than most people realize.
I climbed into the ambulance behind the stretcher and thought: Oh, God; today is the day I am going to become a widow. My husband had collapsed at work. His consciousness and cognition were scrambled. He didn't know where he was and could not identify the year.
Besides food and family gatherings, Jewish festivals have profound meanings. Rosh Hashanah is not just the beginning of the Hebrew calendar, but is a symbol of renewal. It is when we begin to scrutinize ourselves and determine how we want to improve ourselves.
If the liberal Jewish community can welcome LGBTQ Jews and Interfaith families into their midst why are Jews who stand for Palestinian freedom so easily excluded?
To avoid the issue during the holidays would be a tremendous mistake. While rabbis need not take a for-or-against position on the Iran deal, to not address it would be to forfeit our role as Jewish leaders. Here's why.
So many of the people I met and befriended had either never met a Jewish person before in their life, or else there were two Jewish people in their high school/they once dated a Jewish guy and felt they understood the culture.
Jewish wisdom reminds us that knowledge is not significant if it doesn't engage, mobilize, and connect. Disinterested information doesn't constitute wisdom until it can inspire awe, deepen comprehension, and inspire transformation.
It took me about a week to figure out this was a zucchini. Whoops. I really should have noticed that back in July. But life just gets so busy, you k...
Why do we head outside on Sukkot so soon after Yom Kippur?
I became aware of the BeamPro at a trade show a year or so back. To me it seemed like a complete parlor trick. Moving it has to be clunky at best and the experience is cute, but ultimately meaningless... or so I thought.
Any Jew who has just finished attending many hours of worship services during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ought to know that the liturgy of these holidays is not just about us. Too many prefer to see these holy days only through separatist lenses.