Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
By:
Jonathan Saft, First Person
Jewish Federation has always received a lot of attention at my family dinners. No conversation between my mother, campaign vice chair Ellyn Golder Saft, and grandfather, former general chair Bob Golder, can be complete without an update regarding what is happening in fundraising at the Federation. Over the years, for the most part, I sat at the table oblivious. Of...
Comment0
By:
Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors attributed to a possible combination of Attention Deficit Disorder, Asberger's and bipolar disorder, she said. What synagogue would have the interest -- or resources -- to give him the extra attention he needed? Surprisingly, the Bryn...
Comment0
Why do we celebrate Elijah at Passover?
By:
At seders around the world, millions of cups of wine are poured in honor of one man: Elijah. Why is Elijah the Prophet part of the seder when he lived centuries after the Exodus?
Comment0
By:
What would happen if two 20-something Jews were asked to entertain hundreds of restless Ramah campers for an hour on a rain-soaked summer day? As it turned out, it was something like midrash meets Monty Python, with a little bit of Mel thrown in -- Brooks, that is. That's how Andrew Davies and Aaron Friedman -- who both spent the...
Comment0
By:
Rabbi Marcia Prager likens the prayer experience to sitting for a six-course meal in an exquisite restaurant: It's not meant to be rushed through, but rather something to be savored.
Comment0
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sign up for our Newsletter

Advertisement