| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:59 PM
This may be the High Holy Days, but it's also Christmas for everyone who loves history, archaeology and the Bible. The gift is online: The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.
Stocked by the Israel Museum and powered by Google, the site has five high-resolution...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:54 PM
In this column, I answer questions. I don't preach sermons.
Of course, as an ordained rabbi, I am legally licensed to preach long sermons that put people to sleep almost instantly, and in my synagogue I do preach such sermons on the Jewish High Holy Days...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Let's wish Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop on Main Street a very happy 38th anniversary and congratulations on being the oldest shop still open and functioning in our town.
Much has been written on Tina's over the years, and a number of the articles done...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
People often come back from Israel and share their photos and anecdotes. Brooke Weinbaum came back and founded a magazine.
"I wanted others to love Israel, too," says the publisher of Yalla Israel, which she started as a student at Florida Atlantic...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with?
Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening, Gil Kleiner plans to be in services at the Beth El Congregation without his iPhone, which will be sitting silently in his office at the synagogue registering an ESPN mobile app alert every time the Orioles score a run...
| Sep 29, 2012
— Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches.
There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...
| 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....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home.
Mrs. Frenkil was 75.
The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...