JA Mag

Life Beyond New York

by | in Letters

It was inspiring to see in the wake of the Pew Study’s disheartening news that Orthodoxy is planting new communities in places that have had Jews for a while. This is the hope that we need and that… Read more

Life Beyond New York

by | in Letters

I read with great interest the “Life Beyond New York” cover story in the winter 2013 issue. As a member of the Shomrei Torah Fair Lawn New Jersey Community Growth Initiative Committee, we also… Read more

Remembering Rabbi Wohlgemuth

by | in Letters

Kudos to Steve Lipman for his evocative retrospective on the long and distinguished career of Rabbi Dr. Isaiah Wohlgemuth at the Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts (“Rabbi Dr. Isaiah… Read more

Ramot: A Genuine Kehillah

by | in Aliyah

By Nachum Amsel Twenty-five years ago, I moved to a neighborhood in Ramot Aleph called Neve Orot. My wife and I chose Ramot because my brother-in-law, Dr. Danny Weil, had recently moved to the… Read more

The Earliest Cookbook

by | in Letters

In “The Little-Known Story Behind the Latke” (winter 2013), author Carol Green Ungar claims that the earliest American Jewish cookbook, entitled Aunt Babette’s Cookbook, was published in 1889.… Read more

Robert Avrech Responds

by | in Letters

I am a screenwriter and producer who has worked in Hollywood for my entire professional life. I know all the players in town, and even those who are the targets of my critique, privately (and proudly)… Read more

The Erev-Shabbos Jew

by | in Letters

In his article “Shabbos Is More Than One Day a Week” (winter 2013), Rabbi Hillel Goldberg quotes Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik as saying that “America has many Sabbath-observant [shomer Shabbat] Jews,… Read more

Fighting the Taf Guys

by | in Humor

By Jack Abramowitz Shabbos. There, I said it. Shabbos. Sukkos. Shavuos. Mitzvos. Matzos. Shalosh seudos. Baba Basra. It feels good to get that off my chest. Readers may not realize how much I’m… Read more