Ritual Life

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Laying the Foundation

The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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Religious Life

  If you were a Jew in Philadelphia during the latter half of the 19th century, one of an estimated 12,000 members of the tribe,...

The Gift Guide

  Hearts are huge. Initials on anything and everything? Yes, please. And when it comes to a gift that never goes out of style, Apple...

There’s No Place Like Rome

“A llure” said Alessandra, “now we make the sauce per la pasta.” My 13-year-old granddaughter Sarina and I are standing by an old table...

Controlling Your Date

  Are you one of those lucky parents with an 11-year-old at home? If so, you are in the enviable position of having your child’s...

Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

  VAYELECH, Deuteronomy. 31:1-30   Navigation, whether by foot, in a car, aboard a boat, or while flying in a plane, involves at its heart three very...

At Shul, Prayer’s Not Three Times a Day, It’s Morning to Night

    JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer.   One is...

Polish Jews Connect to Israel

Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard.  It...

Inspiring Change

These days, every business that seeks a viable future is being forced to rethink its ways. The same is true of our Jewish institutions...

Ancient Ritual, Modern Misgivings

Zoe Cohen and Ken Rosso are due to have their second child in September, and if it's a boy, they're already set on not...