Sketchbook

The light above them, through the generations

Thursday, March 2

We label Israel “a lamp unto the nations” and light our homestead candles for memory, for the sanctity of the Sabbath, on holy days.   For our private and personal dwellings, we …
d'Var Torah

Impatience is NOT a virtue

This week’s Torah portion is Ki Tisa, meaning, “When you count.” At this point in the weekly Torah narrative in the Book of Exodus, the Israelites have been …

Do Jews believe in angels?

The stranger is me

Strengthening our hearts

Editor's column

The perils and positives of technology

You gotta love technology. Or do you? Sometimes I don’t. I have to admit that I’m a little intimidated by the wide range of gadgets, gizmos and devices that have become essential to …

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Summer dreams

Step back and focus on the bigger picture

Musings of a news junkie

Opinions

Now is the time to speak out

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the …

Speaking out in defense of immigrants

Thursday, February 16

To the Jews who came to America in the 19th and 20th century, America was the goldene medina, “the Golden Country.” The passion Jewish immigrants had for America was based not only on the …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

A nice young man, a promising future, and yet … and yet …

Thursday, March 16

Leonard Cohen: Psalmist for our time

Thursday, March 2

The use and abuse of imagination

Thursday, February 16

The story of Moses’ second son

Thursday, February 2

‘The Heart of Loneliness’

Friday, January 20

Letters to the editor

In support of Ambassador choice

I am in full support of David Friedman as the next Ambassador to Israel from the United States. David is one of America’s most respected and accomplished attorneys, David is held in …

Impressive response to bomb threat

From the archives

Legacy for a firehouse

The Rochambeau Avenue Fire Station is now history. It housed its last shift on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Passersby on Sunday morning saw the once lively station closed and dark. Although I have not …

By any definition, we’re interested in your history

The local Jewish community has long united when crises loomed

The Buttonwood Agreement of 1792