Like lepers, addicts in our communities have been relegated to the margins so as not to spread their moral taint.
The Jewish period of mourning, shiva, is typically one week long — unless it overlaps with a Jewish holiday. What were the rabbis thinking?
Sandy had a natural and inexhaustible sensitivity for making people feel valued and respected.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a Chicago memoirist, children’s book author, and joyful prankster died early this morning from ovarian cancer, her agent has confirmed, just 10 days after her New York Times Modern Love essay “You Might Want to Marry My Husband” went viral.
Helping the indecisive Sally find a mate, Marie even keeps a Rolodex of available men. Check out some of the clips from Fisher’s time as Marie.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read a statement from her publicist.
We often hear stories about how hard life was for Jews in Russia back in the day. Still, after they passed away, even poor Jews in the Russian Empire got to have gravestones. In America today, though, we can’t afford gravestones anymore — not for everyone. And, in fact, there are Jewish organizations that are preventing people from putting gravestones on their loved ones’ graves.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Obama administration reportedly said it still has “concerns” about the death of a Palestinian-American teen at the hands of Israeli security forces. Mahmoud Shalan, 16, who was born in Florida and held U.S. citizenship, was killed in February at a West Bank checkpoint near Ramallah where Israeli soldiers say he tried to…
In the latest installment of “So, You Want to Write a Holocaust Book,” Karen Treiger visited the graves of her family in Stoczek.
Jadyn Erin Larky, an 11-year-old girl from the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Bexley, had only just begun her summer at Camp Livingston, one of the country’s oldest active Jewish summer camps. The camp is located in a densely forested area near the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, and has a beautiful lake on its property.