| Sep 27, 2014
Yes, it's a new year in September. And yes, it's the year 5775 — in the Hebrew calendar.
That's because Jewish people around the world are observing the biggest and most important religious holidays of Judaism — beginning with the new year,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Christians don't seem to mind that so many beloved Christmas songs were written by Jews, and Jews tend to reel off the list with pride.
"White Christmas." "Let It Snow." "Santa Baby." "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" ("...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
In July 2011, same-sex marriage was legalized in New York by the state legislature. In the months leading up to the historic decision, Laura Kruger paid close attention to foes of the measure. "There was such hatred. People were irrational. Their...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:23 PM
NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough.
That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Moshe Heyn of Temple Israel, Miami.
Q: How did you get into your vocation?
A: It was somewhat circuitous. I grew up in Baltimore in a secular family....