Editorial & Opinion | Jew By Voice

07/30/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

Dear Mr. Bruni,

I hope this finds you well. Thank you for your memoir, “Born Round: A Story of Food, Family and a Ferocious Appetite.” I was not born round but have been successfully making my way to that shape for years. I admire your honesty and your discipline in discussing your weight struggles. On the food and family front, Jews and Italians have a lot in common. You do pasta. We do challah. It’s all carbs.

07/02/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

On a recent trip to Israel I spotted some unusual graffiti: “Am Yisrael Chai,” written in royal blue Hebrew letters on a pillar holding up an overpass. The truth is that I have seen this graffiti many times before. In fact, a friend who saw this writing on a wall years earlier loved it. “What a country!,” she said. “Even the graffiti is meaningful!”

06/04/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

Many of us remember Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty” as a theme song of adolescence. He created an image for us of moving blindly ahead on long, bleak expanses of highway and made it a metaphor about life. Today we might move from roads to treadmills, but the sentiment stays the same.

04/30/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

Syndicated columnist “Dear Amy” received a letter from a woman who said people were ignoring her sick friend because they found it too difficult to visit.

04/03/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

The Nile has come up a few times in the past 10 days: floating infants, bloody waters, frogs popping up out of nowhere. It’s the season.

02/26/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

“You shall not bring blood upon your house.” (Deuteronomy 24:8)