In a “normal” year on Purim, we would emulate their joy on a grand scale — gathering in large numbers to hear the megillah ...
One of the things that I appreciate most about Judaism is that with each Yom Tov, we have the opportunity to take time and reflect on our lives. With Purim being the anniversary that marks the end ...
California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat, provided the Jewish community with an update on the Ethnic Studies ...
Matthew Schultz is the author of the essay collection “What Came Before” (2020). He is a rabbinical student at Hebrew College ...
Purim teaches that in the face of random circumstances beyond our control, we have the opportunity to find our moment in time ...
Jewish Journal15hOpinion
I liked the Rabbi’s hat I put on when Parashat Mishpatim needed a commentary that my Rabbis were about to miss. Now, when ...
Jewish Journal15hOpinion
At this historic time for reflection and action – members of the Western Region community supporting the efforts of the ...
It’s bizarre how last year’s Purim holiday and this year’s share a similar level of anxiety. Last year, many of us were ...
Jewish Journal14hOpinion
Amos Oz was an injured soul. His mother took her own life when he was twelve, and his relationship with his father was ...
Jewish Journal15hOpinion
Neal Shusterman is a Jewish literary powerhouse. During a career spanning over two decades, the award-winning author has ...
Purim begins tonight, and as so often tends to happen, the arrival of this unique holiday has me thinking about what the Book of Esther tells us about what we see today. Jews’ embrace of Purim in the ...
Jewish Journal16hOpinion
Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10) – continues giving us the instructions concerning the tabernacle, focusing on the role ...