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The Three Weeks

The Three Weeks is an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. The period...

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Israel: Northern Exposure. Part One

Many years ago I flew by helicopter, from the Knesset airstrip no less, up to the ancient village of Zippori. The people I was honored to travel with were putting their hard-earned US dollars...

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Three Women Talk About Coping with Challenges

Sometimes life throws you curve balls. Three distinguished and inspiring women talked about how they handled it at “A Day of Inspiration,” an event for Beth Jacob Women and friends. Rochelle Gelman, Holocaust survivor,...

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It’s Time to Come Together

The most recent iteration of the Pew Study revealed that Orthodox Jews are a small but growing segment of the American Jewish population, Reform and Conservative Jews are losing numbers and the fastest growing...

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Graduations Galore

June was a big month for graduations in the Jewish universe. All of the local day schools were represented in the festivities. Hebrew Academy held its thirty-eighth annual graduation ceremony on June 16. Addressing...