Keeping Time: Temple Beth Sholom Rabbi Steven Lindemann with Mitch Albom, best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie, at the Katz JCC on Dec. 13. Albom spoke to a group of over 350 people about his new book, The Time Keeper.
Many eyebrows have been raised and “oys” muttered when dancers take the floor at B’nai Mitzvah parties. What guests may not realize is that the dancers are highly trained professionals and that entertainment companies have strict policies that govern their hiring, attire and conduct.
“May you be inscribed in the Book Of Life.” Millions of Jews express this sentiment in countless synagogues during the High Holidays. But what does the saying mean? God isn’t human, so God couldn’t write names in a book. On the other hand, God is all-powerful, so God could presumably do whatever God wants. Say God does have a book...
Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.