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AUGUST 10, 2017 - Many of us ask that question each day. It’s not because we’re unsure of our identity. It’s because we continue to learn and grow with each new sunrise. As Jews, we determine our own learning curve. And as we evolve, each moment offers an opportunity to take the next step as Read More

Journal Correspondent

JULY 27, 2017 – Josh Tabenkin didn’t want to go on the Youth to Israel Adventure trip. He even skipped one of the mandatory pre-trip meetings, half hoping that infraction might get him booted out of the program. He ultimately decided to go because he was afraid he would regret it if he didn’t for Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – JERUSALEM – Tons of newsprint (and terabytes of bandwidth) have been spent on the friction between the Israeli rabbinical establishment and non-Orthodox streams. Right now, it’s conversions and prayer rights at the Western Wall. During the weekly cabinet meeting on June 25, government ministers, under pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Grandfather was pretty much addicted to music. It runs in the family. Our ancestors were a diverse lot: court painters for the Hapsburg kings, circus performers renowned throughout Mittel Europa for their acrobatic derring-do, a serious horde of pianists, and our great-grandfather, the actor. “He was the Barrymore of the German Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Scrolling through social media yesterday I stopped to “like” my friend’s post. Actually, these days you can “love” a photo, and as I held the like button down to get to the word “love,” I felt tears welling up. The picture was his 9-year old daughter, getting on the bus to Read More

Journal Correspondent

JULY 27, 2017 – According to the song, Autumn in New York is inviting and romantic, but for Swampscott’s Rachel Levine and NJ native Ari Podhorcer, spring was great too. Matched by a mutual friend, the two used technology for a few days before going old school and meeting in person. Their first face-to-face date Read More