Jewish Life

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.

 

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
Special To The Jewish Week
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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.

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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