Friday, / November 27, 2020
Articles Filed Under “Judaism”
Ancient Scroll Sparks New Journey For Iranian Teen
It was about thirty years ago when an old Sephardic Jew named David Abtan walked into my office and said ‘Rabbi, I need a favor…
A Searching Teenager Becomes Rabbi to His Hometown
One afternoon in the mid-nineties, an unaffiliated teenager from Krefeld, Germany, signed onto his AOL account to find G-d. He typed the words “rabbi” and…
Chabad Rabbi Becomes Colorado National Guard’s First Jewish Chaplain
At a small, socially distanced ceremony held last week in Colorado, Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik made history as he became the Colorado Army National Guard’s first-ever…
“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…
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…
Why Won’t You Call My Daughter Up To The Torah?
The prevailing myth of bar and bat mitzvah as being the finale of their Jewish education marked by the memorization and chanting of a Torah…
Four Babies And An 11-Year-Old Brit in Hong Kong
Community navigates pandemic regulations to import mohel from Israel
Tisha B’Av: Remembering for a Better Future
This evening, Jews around the world will remove their shoes, begin a 25-hour fast, and sit low on the floor in the manner of mourners.
Pandemic And Priorities
Hospitals agonize over the allocation of limited medical supplies; city officials weigh the risk of an outbreak against the crushing cost of a prolonged lockdown.…
A Final Passage, From China to Israel
A Jewish man dies alone in Suzhou, China. Chabad engages an international effort to prevent cremation and bring his body for burial to Israel. To…
A Nation is Born
A family? A race? A religion? How do we define Jewish peoplehood? Does it matter? To Read The Full Magazine Story Log In Subscribe Subscriptions…
Marathon Man
Jeremy Cooper, 26, is “running” a marathon, leining every Shabbat for the next 1,000 weeks. Weekday mornings, the Columbia University MBA candidate will get his…
Changing the Jewish Narrative
For many, Belgrade's Jewish community is defined by the tragedy of the Holocaust. But as a new movement devoted to changing the narrative grows, the…
Black Fire, White Fire
Although it’s a staple of the synagogue service, the reading of the Torah remains something of a mystery to many. Here’s an up-close look at…
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