“That is amazing,” David said upon hearing the news. “Alright. Cousin Bernie.”
I currently live over 1,000 miles away from my hometown, but I’m making a point to travel back this year for Rosh Hashanah — here’s why.
“Go home to your wife and children,” the wizened old rabbi told me. “This is a place for old men.”
Parents must still fight to integrate schools one student at a time.
How Peter Trachtenberg’s decision to get a tattoo indelibly changed his worldview and interpersonal relationships.
In the late 19th century, my grandfather Jacob and his brothers left their Russian shtetl to seek a new life in South Africa. The rigors of pioneer life were not to Jacob’s liking; he returned to Russia, married my grandmother and immigrated to America. His brothers remained in South Africa, where they prospered and multiplied in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In today’s social climate, the notion of sacrifice is about as absent from our sensibilities as Nepal is distant from or soil.
In Jewish tradition, a question is more valuable than an answer, teaching us to value exploration and not discovery.
At Between the Bread, Jon Eisen gets candid about how he grew his family’s fast-casual eatery, and how it changed the mother-son relationship.
Sasha Senderovich’s story is an exception to the typical experience of younger Russian Jews, who found it all but impossible to convince relatives to shift course.