Opinion

January 11, 2013

Regarding the Dec. 28 article “Birth- rites,” for many years, I was a childbirth educator (Lamaze method). I am an accredited Lamaze instructor. Many couples who came to classes in my home were Jewish, some more committed, some less. My home is a visibly Jewish home; many of the couples would ask me questions about CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

Regarding “A Time To Be Born” (Dec. 28), my son was born in 1975, and yes, he has a Jewish baby book. The book has pages for a bris, bar mitzvah, confirmation and wedding. It was compiled by Sadie Rose Weilerstein and published by The National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America.  The CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

The 2012 presidential election is history, and yet the alarming nature of how the race was funded remains a mystery. More than $6 billion was spent during the last election cycle — more than $2 billion by the presidential candidates and their Super PACs alone — much of which was undisclosed and devoted to attack CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

Social networking is simply a means of communicating in real time with others. If you don’t already know them, the main players in social media are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Foursquare. Do you know how to use them? In my new JT social media/entertainment column, I will unveil ins-ightful dos and don’ts, skills, tips CONTINUE »

BY Ben Snyder
January 11, 2013

There is a feeling you get when you realize you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Every year, BBYO holds its International Convention (IC) over Presidents Day weekend. IC is a gathering of BBYO members from around the world and is known to shatter its own expectations year after year. Held in a CONTINUE »