Opinion

BY Rabbi John Franken
January 18, 2013

A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, two haunting images are seared into my mind. The first is the smiling countenance of 6-year old Noah Pozner, the youngest of the 20 children to die in the shooting. Noah was hit 11 times and buried in a blue tallit that he will never CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

I remember earlier this year the JT had a feature about Rep. Eric Cantor  and called him the Southern gentleman from Virginia. I must say, watching him from behind Speaker Boehner, it appears to me that he is trying to push himself in as the new leader of the house by undermining, rather that helping, CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

There are predators that “chase” ambulances and hearses to take advantage of or prey on the injured or dead for personal gain. The defeat of the  important Hurricane Sandy relief bill is the result of such selfish members of Congress who have no remorse over America’s pending financial disaster and played poker without the slightest CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

For unknown reasons, articles on women at the Western Wall (“Women at the Western Wall,” online only, Dec. 31) overlook a fact on the ground. The Israeli Supreme Court approved an arrangement whereby there are two sections of the Western Wall. The Western Wall Plaza follows minhag Jerusalem, which is Orthodox, while Robinson’s Arch is CONTINUE »

January 11, 2013

We want to thank the Jewish Times for its cover story about Ken Gelula and CHAI (“Life of CHAI,” Dec. 21).  On behalf of the entire CHAI community — especially our clients and residents — we want to confirm that the story captured the essence of Ken Gelula, the man and the greatness of his CONTINUE »