By Rebecca Anne Tullman As we approach the celebration of Passover and the retelling of Exodus, we find advice in the Torah on how to respond to children when they ask about this foundational story of our people. Four types of questions and appropriate responses for each are offered by the Torah: And it will come to pass when your children will say to you, “What is the meaning of this service to you ?” And you shall say, “It is a Passover … [Read more...] about Wicked or Curious?
By Dr. Ronit Ziv-Kreger I cherish childhood Passover memories of hearing my mother and grandmother’s stories while cooking together, bringing out the ping-pong table and setting it with holiday tablecloths, and lighting candles with my grandmother. I still sing her unique Bukharian melody for blessing the candles every Shabbat and holiday. The power of these memories has propelled me to work with a team supporting thousands of mothers around … [Read more...] about Momentum Memories: Passover Storytelling
By Rabbi Ariel Tal Everyone will remember where they were standing that day on March 15th. I was in the WJCC processing room packing chickens after our Kosher Shechita to send to Auckland. The radio was on and we heard about the horrific shooting in Christchurch mosques. Shootings? In New Zealand? This couldn’t be happening. Having lived in Israel for more than half my life, and unfortunately having lived through many shootings and terrorist … [Read more...] about Christchurch Shootings, Purim & Responding to Tragedy with Simcha
This Passover, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit - a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts, recipes and traditions from eight Jewish communities worldwide - and continuing its long tradition of matzah delivery and Passover activities in local Jewish communities globally. Among these activities are seder meals, cooking … [Read more...] about JDC Celebrates Passover Diversity with ReOrdered Holiday Kit; Provides Matzah and Passover Activities Worldwide
By Steven Windmueller
As this nation prepares for the 2020 Presidential election, what roles will America’s Jews play in next year’s campaign? A new Gallup Poll indicates that 71% of America’s Jews oppose the President, while 26% support President Trump.
Following the President’s appearance this past weekend at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, a renewed debate has evolved over the role that Jews will play in the … [Read more...] about Preparing for 2020:
On the Politics and Political Lives of American Jewry