Monday, / June 14, 2021
Articles Filed Under “Features”
Tradition, Tradition!
Is Judaism too ritualistic?
Batter’s Up . . . But Never on Shabbat
Infielder and pitcher Elie Kligman has been running the bases as long as he can remember. One of the top-ranked youth players in Nevada, the…
Statistical Outlier: From Catholic Woman To Chasidic Scholar
Born to an Italian Catholic family in Binghamton, NY, Ani briefly attended Sunday school and took her first Communion, until dropping out of church, with…
Above The Fray
Judaism is neither liberal, nor progressive, nor conservative. It is Judaism. It precedes all of these categories, cuts through them, and floats above them. The…
A Judge and a Jew
Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18 at the age of 87, was memorialized as a brilliant jurist, a tireless advocate for women’s rights, and…
Remembering Miracles and Tragedy Aboard Flight 232
Baruch she-asah li nes ba’makom hazeh.  “Blessed is the One who performed a miracle for me in this place.”  Yisroel Brownstein, a 40-year-old clinical psychologist,…
A Quiet Moment
It is a typical, bustling morning at a middle school in Camarillo, California, and the students are about to take an algebra quiz. But first,…
“G-d” Is Not a Jewish Word
A long pause—I needed to think. Finally, I said: “No, I don’t believe in ‘G-d.’” Another pause. “Not with the meaning that word has in…
Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi…
To Pray Alone: Days of Awe in the Age of Covid-19
Marc Zell was used to traveling, just not like this. The American-Israeli is an international lawyer, and it was his work in political consulting that…
Remembering The Struggle for Russian Jewry
Ninety-three years ago today, Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn, sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was freed from Soviet-imposed exile.
Defying Religious Stereotypes on Israel’s College Campuses
By the time Zehavit Mohager, a psychology student, began her studies at the University of Haifa at age 23, she had already completed her army…
Interview with Russian Transportation Magnate David Aminov
Russian businessman and philanthropist David Aminov exudes a mellow humility, weighing his words thoughtfully as he considers Jewish identity, commitment and the revival of Jewish…
Desperately Seeking Jews in the Australian Outback
Traveling in a motor home, armed with Jewish gear, Rabbi Yossi and Malki Rodal are making their way around the Australian outback in search of…
Helping Jews Meet & Marry
Pamela Kandil and David Danciger’s “Meet Cute” is a jet-setting tale of Jewish dating with a uniquely European flair. Seated next to each other at…
In The Footsteps of Their Parents
At a time when other faith communities are experiencing a dearth of young religious leadership, within Chabad there are many like Mendel and Avremel: 20…
Women Front, Center of Budapest’s Budding Jewish Community
When Kata Nádas, 31, a Hungarian Jew, first began attending Chabad programs at sixteen, her parents were concerned. Their associations with Judaism were all dark:…
In Once-Judenrein Germany Jewish Life Blossoms
Twenty five years ago, he says, the attitude was that “Jewish life should be kept in the backyard,” and he didn’t see a need for…
Learning Life Lessons From Wacky Science
As electric leaf blowers blow rolls of toilet paper, a delighted crowd of young children listen to Dr. Schnitzel derive life lessons from Newton’s laws…
Soul Strings Beckon, A Conductor Follows
When Israel Edelson, a rising conductor under the tutelage of legendary maestro Leonard Bernstein, arrived in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, he was searching…
The Rebbe’s Advice for Life
This Shabbat, 3 Tammuz, is the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.
After 30 Years, Rabbi Fulfills Promise to Dying Mother
Matthew Jurgens has one vague and cherished memory of his mother that he holds on to “ever so tightly:” playing a card game with her…
Preparing Them for Bar Mitzvah: Rabbi Works With Special Children
Resourceful mom of three boys with special needs finds success with local Chabad representatives
Des Moines Diary: Pastrami for the Soul
Corned beef, pickled just right, on thick slices of rye, with pumpernickel seeds embedded in the chewy thick crust. A juicy, firm garlicky pickle. The…
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