Los Angeles Rabbi Marvin Hier said he was shocked three weeks ago when a Trump aide invited him to offer a prayer at the presidential inauguration. The 77-year-old rabbi said he accepted immediately because “it was the menschlichkeit thing to do,” using the Yiddish word meaning honorable, “and I am proud to do it.”
When Rafi Daugherty went to the hospital for the birth of his first child, he posted a sign on the delivery room door.
On the heels of this year’s rancorous and polarizing debate over the Iran nuclear deal, organizers of this week’s General Assembly of Jewish federations wanted their annual conference to be an opportunity for reconciliation and healing in the Jewish community.
The deadly terror attacks in Paris have many proclaiming solidarity with French Jews — and others calling on them to leave for Israel. Here’s a primer on the community.
No spoilers here about the “Serial” season finale, but Gabrielle Birkner does say this much: The podcast ends with a special thanks to a certain Jewish studies professor.
Some 4,200 Chabad rabbis from more than 80 countries are gathering this weekend in New York for the annual conference of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.
Gil Steinlauf, the married senior rabbi at Adas Israel — a large and historic Conservative synagogue in Washington, D.C. — has announced that he is gay.
Becky Benson and Emily Rapp both lost a child to Tay Sachs disease. Other than that, they had little in common – until they became each other’s ‘grief mentor.’
Grieving parents find support and a way to cope with their child’s fatal diagnosis in the Network For Courageous Parents, a new videocentric online resource.
Sylvia Porter created the personal finance column in the ’30s. The Jewish woman advised thousands of readers on how to manage their money — and even presidents.