Category: November 2019

Of the Book: Abraham

By Rabbi Daniel Bortz I spent the first eighteen years of my life as a normal Southern California guy, interested in all things cool and fun. I followed that with six years in fully spiritual Jewish settings around the world,…

My Comic Relief: The Trip of a Lifetime

The other day, someone asked me what I did after graduating high school, after I had informed them that I didn’t immediately go to college. Times were a tad different in the summer of 1998. After high school, I suffered…

JEWISHMOM.com: What I Learned from My Silent Meditation Retreat

Recently, I attended a silent Jewish meditation retreat with my 19-year-old daughter. There were about 20 women total who, during the retreat weren’t allowed to talk, write, or read (though Torah learning was permitted during breaks), even to interact with…

Mazel & Mishagoss: Making Turkey Day a Little More Jewish?

By Stephanie Lewis Remember when Chanukah and Thanksgiving coincided together in November of 2013? The holiday was dubbed Thanksgivukkah, (even though I suggested “Chanksgiving,” but nobody could pronounce that!) and I celebrated by serving Manischewitz-brined turkey with challah stuffing, latkes…

Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art

By Eliana Rudee, JNS.org The fourth Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, which explores the intersection between contemporary art and the Jewish world of content, kicked off this week with the theme “For Heaven’s Sake,” exploring motivation for action and…

A Jewish Story Everywhere

By Mimi Pollack Whether you are new to San Diego are or an old-timer, I think it is always interesting to learn about local places and people. Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One is a new book…

Tribute to Living Legends

By Deborah Vietor Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., (JWV) have given tremendous support over the years to the United States military. Founded in 1896, the group was created by a group of 63 Jewish veterans from the Civil War…