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Gladys Bloch, 100, Artist, Teacher

  Gladys Krieger Bloch, diminutive in size (4 feet 8 inches) but a towering figure for years on the local art scene, died Dec. 5...
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Finding the Right Path to Responsibility

Judah's pleas for Joseph to release Benjamin after having himself been the perpetrator of several mistakes teaches the important lesson of teshuvah. The opening words...

Letters the Week of Dec. 24, 2014

Readers share their thoughts on the inclusion, or lack thereof, of interfaith families in the Conservative movement and the Jewishness of Justice Stephen Breyer. Conservative Movement Is...
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Remembering Robert Wolfe, Guardian of Nazi-era Archives

Robert Wolfe single-handedly galvanized a generation of Holocaust and Nazi-era historians and authors.     WASHINGTON — Robert Wolfe, the irreplaceable former chief archivist for captured Nazi...
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Despite Menorah Confiscations, Women Kindle Lights at Western Wall

Security guards said they were acting on orders from the Kotel rabbi, according to the Women of the Wall. JERUSALEM — Security guards at the...
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Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Pathbreaking Thinker and Activist, Dies at 89

The Conservative rabbi’s influence extended well beyond his Los Angeles-area congregation. LOS ANGELES — As a pathbreaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ role...
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For Cuban Jews in U.S., Rapprochement With Castro Regime Cause for Concern

For those old enough to remember the most brutal years of the Castro regime, there is deep concern that rapprochement with Washington will extend...
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A Military Miracle: Chanukah Care for U.S. Armed Forces Personnel

For the last seven years, Kosher Troops has been sending care packages to American-Jewish servicemen and women across the globe.  On Chanukah, Jews around the...
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Behind Every Great ‘Serial’ Podcast Host, a Jewish Studies Professor

In the series finale of the podcast sensation “Serial,” a certain Jewish studies professor got a shout out. It was Sarah Koenig’s husband, who...
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Kohelet Defeats Barrack in Boys’ Varsity Basketball Showdown

The region's two biggest Jewish Day Schools square off for the first time this season. In their first meeting of the 2014-2015 Basketball season, Greater...