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June 2020

AEROSMITH AND HEROES

My friend Adinah ominously stated during Shabbat dinner that life is like a roll of toilet paper. “The closer one gets to the end,...

FIVE Permissions of a Pandemic

“We may not all be in the same boat, but we’re in the same storm” – Unknown We’re all feeling the impacts of this pandemic,...

EVOLVING RITUALS

In this time of uncertainty, amid the coronavirus pandemic, families are faced with difficult decisions when it comes to deciding whether or not to...

HANGING TOUGH

Parents have played a much larger role in their children’s learning, while navigating the stressors of work, home life and a global pandemic. Understandably,...

CAN’T STOP THE PARTY

The season of simchas is upon us, but the ways in which we would normally celebrate those graduations and weddings couldn’t be further from...

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JLIife Extra December 2020

Zooming as Usual Jewish organizations wrap up year By Ilene Schneider The last month of 2020 will continue with an assortment of remote programs for the Jewish...

Lighting the Way

If Mattathias were alive today, how would you define him? American-Jew, Greek-Assimilated Jew? Every year at Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of light. What...

Miracle of the Oil

A pervasive paranoia has swept through our health-conscious nation—alas, the fear of frying. If you want to enjoy Hanukkah, however, get over it! Although the...

Ready to Begin Again

Not all miracles in Jewish history get holidays unto themselves. What was so special about Hanukkah that it became something to celebrate every year?  ...