Category: October 2017

Gilad She’ar’s Final Diary

  By JewishMom.com Three years have passed since Jews around the world were united in prayer and tears following the kidnapping and brutal murder of Gilad She’ar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach. Ten months after their brutal murder, Israeli police…

The Importance of Unity

By Daniel Bortz Every Jewish holiday has a unique spiritual theme that characterizes it. While the outdoor Sukkah symbolizes our trust and reliance in God who protects us, the holiday of Sukkot centralizes around the theme of unity. We are…

Fiddler On The Roof Uses Craig’s List?

By Stephanie Lewis   WANTED: Woodworker — Willing to build one long staircase just going up and one even longer coming down. And one more leading nowhere, just for show. (I’m a poor man, but dairy products for carpentry skills?…

Caught in The Middle of Contentious Agendas

By Judith Buchman-Ziv As we reflect on the New Year and hope for good things to come, we, as Jews are in a precarious situation. Are we caught in the middle of two contentious agendas? Do we need to confront…

Jewish Seniors Learn That Love Can Happen at Any Age

  By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org After her husband Jerry died, Harriet Vogel started writing letters to him. “I began doing it because it was therapeutic and comforting,” says Harriet, a grief counselor who has worked with New York-area hospice programs. Ten…