shmuly yanklowitz

Influential Orthodox Rabbi -- And JW Columnist -- Comes Out As Convert

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz urges Judaism to embrace the 'other.'

11/24/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Shmuly Yanklowitz, popular Orthodox rabbi and columnist for the Jewish Week, revealed in a Sunday New York Times opinion piece that he is a convert.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. via

Falling Fruit: The Biblical Imperative To Curb Food Waste

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Having lived in California and Arizona, I’ve seen luscious fruits hanging from trees all around. Unfortunately, a lot of the fruit that these trees produce ripens, falls to the ground and goes to waste. One organization, Falling Fruit, has been trying to address the problem of wasted fruit.

Imperfect fruit is still delicious: Enjoy! Fotolia

For Health Reform To Succeed, Millenials Must Participate

08/28/2013 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Jewish law is deeply concerned about and committed to healthcare being a matter of collective responsibility. The American Jewish community is vocal in support of healthcare reform, and and over the past few years there has been great progress in ensuring that the most vulnerable are able to get the healthcare they need. Yet the ultimate success or failure of Obamacare may be up to millenials, many of whom are relucant to participate.

Young, healthy people feel they don't need insurance - but the success of national healthcare reform depends on them. Fotolia
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