Actress Jennifer Grey: “People Would Rather Believe that I Hated My God-Given Jewish Nose”

Actress Jennifer Grey wrote her new memoir “Out of the Corner” to take ownership of her…

The Holy Order of the Heart of the Six Pointed Star

Be Holy – The Holy Order of the Heart of the Six Pointed Star (thoughts on…

Israel @ 74: My Message from Jerusalem to the Harvard Crimson

To the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson (Harvard University’s Student-Run News Publication): While you take…

I’m Done With It – A poem for Parsha Kedoshim

I’m done with borders, with lines you can’t cross without paperwork. I’m done looking at others…

Five Hundred Years of Communal Post-Temple Jewish Life in Palestine

Political scientist Shlomo Avineri argues that the resilience of the democratic tradition in modern-day Israel stems…

Peace Not Slaughter – A poem for Parsha Acharei Mot

This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed slaughter and peace commingling together in a single sentence…

A Moment in Time: Yom HaShoah/ Holocaust Memorial Day: We are the Remnant

A change in perspective can shift the focus of our day – and even our lives.…

Comedians Reflect on Their Big Life Decisions in Beth Lapides’ New Audiobook

Beth Lapides has been a staple in the Los Angeles community scene for over two decades.…

Telling the Whole Story: Reflections on a Trip to the American South

My first conscious engagement with the Civil War that I can remember was in 7th grade,…

Night of Spring Cleaning

When God in Egypt killed all of the first- born sons––it was the last of plagues,…

Michael Jeser’s z’l Response to Nephew Eli’s 5th Question and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg’s Comment

Our youngest son, Michael z’l, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, passed…

Agnon’s Seder

Imagine being at S.Y. Agnon’s Passover Seder. What would a Seder with Judaism’s modern-day master storyteller…

A Look Back at Nickelodeon’s “A Rugrats Passover”

When sitting at a Passover seder this year, take notice of who and what you’re imagining…

Three Women to Watch

When Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed last week as the first Black woman to serve on…

Iowa’s Antisemitism Bill and 101 Years Since My Grandpa Confronted Henry Ford

A headline with the words “Iowa” and “antisemitism” caught my eye and brought me back to…