Carolyn Enger still doesn’t know what prompted her to tell her teacher that her family baked matza—on rocks. It happened in Sunday school at the Methodist church she attended each week. The lie landed her in big trouble when her mother, a devout Christian, learned about this bizarre prevarication. Some Jews would say the cause
EL AL Israel Airlines has been honored as “Best Airline for Security” in Global Traveler’s annual GT Tested Reader Survey for the 10th consecutive year. As one of the most valued aspects of travel, EL AL’s dedication to security and
Editor’s note: Each year, the fifth grade girls in Mrs. Chana Greenberg’s class at RYNJ publish The Shushan Link, a newspaper created as a project-based learning project. It is written as though in the time of ancient Persia. Each year, The Jewish Link is proud to help train the reporters
Other than the Bermuda triangle, no three-sided figure is more mysterious than Hamantashen, the triangular treats traditionally eaten on Purim and named after the ridiculously anti-Semitic Purim villain, Haman. The question is: why would we name such a delightful little pastry after such a louse? In other words, why name a baked
The main highlight of this time of year is Purim. It usually means that winter is almost over, and like Mardi Gras before Lent (l’havdil), we have one fun time before going nuts cleaning for Pesach. But before we get to Purim, we publicly read Parshat Zachor, because no Jewish holiday can be
This week I’m going to take the time to address a question that everybody has about Purim:
Why on earth is Purim a month before Pesach? How am I supposed to get rid of all this junk food? We don’t even sell real chometz, you
Part II of III
In the first installment I described the failure of the Evian conference and commented on the failure of the US and others to come to the rescue of the Jewish refugees.
A young Jewish lawyer by the name of Gerhart Riegner, born in
Although I know we all complain about companies bombarding us with ads wherever we turn, as my company has begun to expand I have also had to start thinking about marketing, exposure and sales pitches.
While browsing the ads on my Facebook page one day, a company called iMemories.com
You see its imminent arrival with the frenzy of shoppers in the nosh aisles and basket departments. You hear its approach with the joyful tunes that play in the background. And you feel its appearance with the joyful thumping
This piece was given as a eulogy for Walter Krug, z”l, by his son, Rabbi Dr. John Krug, at his levaya on February 21, 2017/ 25 Shevat 5777.
My father, Walter Krug, z”l, was “ein richtiger Deutscher,” a real German, from Frankfurt am Main,
It was a solid turnout for a rainy Thursday night. Almost every seat in the men’s section of the sanctuary was full. Some people had dressed up in their Shabbat finest, like it was a special occasion, while others had come in their everyday garb. But there was no question that it