E.B. Solomont


Skip the Ads, Watch Torah at Halftime

By E.B. Solomont

Skip the Ads, Watch Torah at Halftime
On Super Bowl week, not everyone thinks mixing football and religion is a bad thing. Yeshiva University produced a half-hour halftime show on spirituality and sports.Read More


What’s So Jewish About Test Prep?

By E.B. Solomont

What’s So Jewish About Test Prep?
In the early days of Princeton Review, roughly half of the test prep company’s employees were Jewish. Even now, many companies in the field have Jewish founders and tutors.Read More


Finding Purpose in Life's Second Act

By E.B. Solomont

Finding Purpose in Life's Second Act
GIVING 2011: For many baby boomers, 60 is the new 30, and it gets better from there. Civic Ventures is a think tank geared toward people who are aging, but still want to contribute.Read More


Sabbath Dilemma: Should Jews Watch Game 7?

By E.B. Solomont

Sabbath Dilemma: Should Jews Watch Game 7?
The St. Louis Cardinals’ miraculous, epic 10-9 win over the Texas Rangers last night is already being called one of the greatest baseball games ever played. But within minutes of the win, it provoked one of those soul-searching conflicts for St. Louis’ Orthodox Jews: to watch or not to watch the game on Friday night.Read More


Philadelphia’s Day School Dilemma

By E.B. Solomont

Philadelphia’s Day School Dilemma
When Len Lipkin and his wife, Jill Maderer, a Reform rabbi in Philadelphia, started thinking about kindergarten for their son last year, they chose a Quaker school. “It’s tough,” sighed Lipkin, explaining why they didn’t go the Jewish day school route. “The question really became, do you need to have [Judaism] in every piece of your life in order to foster a Jewish identity?”Read More






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