Jewish Life

High School Teacher Launches Single For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

David Schlusselberg, 27, lost his mother to breast cancer when he was a child. Today, he launched his first single, "I Miss Her," in order to raise awareness about the illness. "Through the hard times, music has always been my way of coping," he said.

Though Schlusselberg identifies as an Orthodox Jew, he intentionally left any religious references out of the song. "I wanted the song to be inclusive and relatable to anyone who has gone though a similar experience," he said.

Non-Jews Taste Jewish Food

In this hilarious Buzzfeed video, a group of newcomers to Jewish cuisine sample gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, Manischewitz and more.

The Humble Leader: An ELI Talks/G-dcast Joint

Popular culture tells us that being a great leader means always being right, but Jewish tradition has a very different lesson to teach.

 

The Duality Of Haste

04/17/2014
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Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 7:20 p.m. (Fri.); 7:22 p.m. (Sun.); 8:24 p.m. (Mon.)
Torah: Exodus 33:12-34:26 (Sat.); Ex. 13:17-15:26; Num. 28:19-25 (Mon.); Deut. 15:19-16:17 (Tue.); Num. 28:19-25 (Sat.-Tue.)
Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (Sat.); II Samuel 22:1-51 (Mon.); Isaiah 10:32-12:6
Havdalah: 8:22 p.m. (Sat.); 8:25 p.m. (Tue.)

Rivka Kahan

Someone Just Like You

04/27/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Shabbat Shalom
Candlelighting, Readings:
Candles: 7:31 p.m.
Torah readings: Lev. 19:1-20:27
Haftarah: Amos 9:17-15 (Ashkenaz);
Ezekiel 20:2-20 (Sephard)
Shabbat ends: 8:35 p.m.

Whereas Aaron’s two sons, Nadav and Avihu, die tragically for bringing uninvited offerings to God, in this week’s reading God goes out of his way to encourage the entire people, not only the crown princes of the priesthood, to “be holy” [Leviticus 19:2].

Freema Gottlieb

Advice for Life: The Difficult Congregant

06/08/2010
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Q: How much eccentric behavior should a synagogue community tolerate?

I am the president of a small synagogue in the metropolitan area. Our staff consists of a part-time rabbi, a weekly bookkeeper and a maintenance person. Volunteers keep the synagogue going, and we pride ourselves on our welcoming environment. People of different ages and socioeconomic situations come to our services and programs.

Footing The Bills

12/08/2009
Special To The Jewish Week

Our 32-year-old daughter recently separated from her husband and asked if she and her two young children could come live back at home while she pulls her life together. We were prepared to help her take care of the kids and with some of her expenses. What has caught us by surprise is our daughter’s expectation that we will go along with her decisions, many of which we don’t agree with, such as which school she wants to send the kids to.

Conservative Jewry’s Orthodox Rabbi

08/15/2008
Staff Writer
So much for a quiet retirement. About the time last month that Rabbi David Lincoln, senior spiritual leader for 21 years at Park Avenue Synagogue on the Upper East Side, stepped down from the pulpit, he appeared on a Jewish cable television show. Part of an interdenominational panel of Jewish leaders, he offered his comments on the series of scandals that have struck the Orthodox community in recent years.

Conservative Jewry’s Orthodox Rabbi

08/13/2008
Staff Writer
So much for a quiet retirement. About the time last month that Rabbi David Lincoln, senior spiritual leader for 21 years at Park Avenue Synagogue on the Upper East Side, stepped down from the pulpit, he appeared on a Jewish cable television show. Part of an interdenominational panel of Jewish leaders, he offered his comments on the series of scandals that have struck the Orthodox community in recent years.

What Matters On Sukkot

10/02/2009
Special to the Jewish Week

The Talmud has some advice: “A disciple of the wise may not live in a city which lacks one of the following ten things: a court, a charity-treasury with two collectors and three distributors, a synagogue, a public bathhouse, sanitary services, a physician, an artisan, a barber, a butcher, and a teacher of the young” (Sanhedrin 17b).

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