Jewish Features

Jewish Features

Rising Above the Vicissitudes

The inspiring life, and death, of Rabbi Avraham Meir Levy When the doorbell rang one Friday morning after I’d given birth, the last person I expected to see was Rabbi Avraham Meir Levy. But there he was, gaunt from chemotherapy,…

Understanding the Holocaust

In approaching this most difficult of issues, we confront the very foundations of our lives A central pillar of Jewish belief is that nothing happens in a vacuum. History has meaning, oppression has meaning, suffering has meaning. We are a…

ABCs of Tu B’Shvat

The “new year for trees” has a special set of meaningful customs. Tu B’Shvat appears in the Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 2a) as one of the four “new years” in the Jewish calendar: “Beit Hillel says that the ‘new year for…

20 Favorite Jewish Quotes

From King Solomon to Einstein, exploring the meaning of some of the best Jewish quotes “In Jewish history there are no coincidences.” – Elie Wiesel If you would have asked me my favorite Yiddish word, I would have said bashert….