An homage to my recalcitrant Swedish heroes

Friday, September 7, 2018

I’d been planning this project for many a season – a poetic pilgrimage, a mission impossible – to visit the graves of two heroic Scandinavian figures who left no legacy in ash …
d'Var Torah

The purpose of the Torah

This week’s Torah portion is called Mishpatim, which means “laws,” and, true to its name, it contains more than 50 specific mitzvot (commandments). Many of …

Tu b’Shevat is more than fruits and nuts

We are Israel when we devote ourselves to God

Building a mini-Temple for Hanukkah

Editor's column

The colder it gets, the warmer our thoughts

The weather outside might be frightful, but the cold always gets me thinking about warmer days. How did you spend the summers of your youth? For many of us, summer signaled the camp season. …

Today, we turn the page

Out with the old, in with the new

Eight splendid points of light

Your Voice, better than ever


Different paths to mourning and repentance

As is well-known among those familiar with Israel, the country has a unique way of mourning. On Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israel’s Memorial Day, sirens sound throughout the country. For …

Rabbi James Rosenberg

Words that come from the heart

Thursday, January 31

The cost of denial

Thursday, January 10

‘The Earth is the Lord’s’

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Honor thy father

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jewish immigrants of New York through the eyes of our photographers

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Letters to the editor

Thank you El Al

Thursday, January 31

Recently I had the opportunity to take a trip to Israel to visit my son Carmi, who is studying there for the year. What made the trip very special was flying on El Al Airlines. A few months …

Cherishes brown siddur

Thursday, January 31

I wanted to comment on your article about the brown siddur (“Timely appearance of brown siddur,” January 2019). I’ve got one too! It belonged to my 92-year-old dad, still with us, …

From the archives

In remembrance of Armistice Day

This column was originally supposed to run Nov. 9 but was replaced by a time-sensitive  column on HIAS in Rhode Island. Back when I was in elementary …

The story of a once vibrant community and its synagogue

‘The Orange Lady’

A tale of two tailors