Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I have referred to seeing Billy Joel in concert at Madison Square Garden as a spiritual experience. His performance this week was no exception. How else can you explain what it feels like to belt out your favorite song with 20,000 strangers who feel the same way? A lover of many genres of
I certainly didn’t start my weekly tradition of baking challah due to a lack of kosher bakeries in my neighborhood. Living in the Five Towns (Long Island, NY), one could safely say that there are more kosher food establishments than we know what to do with. Despite that, I have not felt the need to purchase and challah
Miriam Wallach responds to a recent article by Ms. Carlebach, daughter of the late, great Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, titled, “How I Became a Reform Jew.”
I think my Bubby called my cell phone last shabbos. The first problem is that she did not leave a message so I do not know for sure. The second issue is that she died 14 years ago. Ironically, the issue of her calling on shabbos is actually not a problem at all.
Parenting in a modern world is not just about keeping one’s child grounded, though that is a major component. Some days, it is simply about keeping up.
Did the Scripps National Spelling Bee spell the word ‘Knaidel’ right and, is it a good thing that American society has fully accepted “Yiddish-isms” into their pop-culture vernacular?