Editorial & Opinion | Jew By Voice

01/02/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

These are days when retail lines are filled with disgruntled people returning holiday presents that they can’t re-gift, like that sweater with only one sleeve or the alarm clock that plays “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.” It’s a great time for sales and also a great time to think about customer service.

12/04/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

So I just got my first invitation to a post-nuptial agreement party.

11/01/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

Right before Yom Kippur, my husband and I put a deposit on two burial plots. We paid with a credit card (we need the frequent flyer miles for cargo) and received word that our eternal real estate in Israel was in process. In case our prayers were not effective, we had an alternative.

09/04/2012 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

I grew up in Bruce Springsteen country.

12/27/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

Candlelighting, Readings:
Shabbat Candles: 4:19 p.m.
Torah reading: Leviticus 12:1-13:59;
Exodus 12:1-20
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18
Havdalah: 5:23 p.m.

In this week’s Torah reading, Joseph brings his family down to Egypt to live in the land of Goshen and enjoy relief from the famine in Canaan. He tells his brothers to send a personal invitation to his father. However, the invitation is marked by irony, a telling word play and a sad statement of family distance.

09/21/2011 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Jew By Voice

It is hard to pray. It is a privilege to pray. We have a need to pray.