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The First Moshav
The First Moshav

Have you ever been to a kibbutz?  If you have toured Israel, or thought of touring Israel, then you know…

The Incomplete Repentance
The Incomplete Repentance

“Repentance” sounds like a grand and powerful word. In truth, the most important adjective that…

We’re Looking for NEW JBloggers!
We’re Looking for NEW JBloggers!

We’re Looking for NEW JBloggers!

Coming to California
Coming to California

When we think of California today, we think of perfect weather, beautiful beaches and Hollywood stars. But, before…

Two Weeks
Two Weeks

As Rosh Hashana is in just over two weeks, make certain to have plans for where to attend services. 

Literacy
Literacy

Today, September 8, is the United Nations Organizations of Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) International…

Heartfelt Repentance
Heartfelt Repentance

It is easy to speak of teshuva (repentance), but, actually, the process of repenting is quite challenging. Much can be learned about repentance from the story of Eleazer ben Dordia recorded in Talmud Avodah Zara 17a:It is noted that ben Dordi…

Cartoon Power
Cartoon Power

The mesmerizing imagery in Syd Hoff’s classic children’s books  Danny and the Dinosaur and Sammy the Seal (and Herschel the Hero!) may evoke a bygone era, but the storylines remain perennially popular. Born in The Bronx, NY, on September 4, 19…

Will I Forgive You For What?
Will I Forgive You For What?

An ancient Jewish proverb declares: “Loose tongues are worse than…

Not To Be Mixed
Not To Be Mixed

Like oil and water, certain things are not meant to be mixed together. According to Jewish law, it is forbidden to mix-breed different species of cattle, sow one’s field with mixed seed, or wear garments of mixed fibers (wool and linen).Whereas the a…

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