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Doodles can help teach Hebrew

PITTSBURGH — When the pandemic kept Rabbi Emily Meyer stuck at home last year, she took up a hobby familiar to any elementary school student — doodling. But Meyer, a...

Are Kahane’s ideas going mainstream?

By Emily Burack NEW YORK — Meir Kahane is the “Jew whom many Jews would like to forget.” 
Yet, as Shaul Magid writes in Meir Kahane: The Public Life and...

From Vietnamese refugee to Denverite

Aronheim’s life has been one of many journeys, and destinations, most of which — sometimes against staggering odds — she has reached. A Denverite for more than 20...

Remembering Denver’s rabbinic author

By Aaron Brooks Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ginsburg’s 75th yahrzeit is Tishrei 27. Denver’s most prolific rabbinic author, he is also rememembered as a gentle and welcoming...

Sukkot: Why it’s the favorite holiday at our house

Sukkot — which begins Monday evening, Sept. 20 — has long been a favorite holiday at the Altman house in Colorado Springs. For my husband and me, it is a […]

Muslims in the Gulf explore High Holiday traditions

By Josh Hasten, JNS With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,...

10 great reasons to love pomegranates

Coaxing the edible seeds out of a pomegranate is a popular how-to topic. Some swear by the whack-with-a-wooden-spoon method; others massage out those ruby-red arils in a...

Double your joy: Five fascinating facts about the Jewish leap year

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION D PAGE 4 Buckle your seatbelts. With the arrival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish world is being thrown headlong into the leap year of...

Taking the bark out of the prisoner

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION A PAGE 23 By Alix Wall VACAVILLE, Calif. — Soon after Jon Grobman was released from prison, where he had once thought he would die,...

Using her voice to advocate for women

By Eliana Rudee Adi Topolosky, a rising seventh-grader at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Md., made international news last year when she spoke up after a male...