Alive And Well

The placement of my letter at the end of all the letters to the editor about your June 21 issue (“Fusion of Faiths”) was surprising. You gave priority to Ruth Guggenheim’s letter in which she clarified that she was warning the Jewish community about the so-called danger that “Jews for Judaism, the only full-time international… Read More

Making the Decision to Get Help for a Loved One

Making the decision that your aging parent or loved one needs help is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have, and it may even be met with resistance.  Whether it is family or an outside service that will provide the care, you are making a wise decision. So how do you recognize… Read More

Israel to the Rescue

Here’s a hint for Hollywood if it’s looking for a real green hero. Look to Israel. If there is a group of people who know a little something about sustainability, about surviving more than one near apocalypse, you can find it there. I say this because at the movies, on TV, in books and even… Read More

No One Is Perfect

The Kotzer Rebbe used to say there is nothing more whole than a broken heart. You can also say there’s nothing more whole than broken tablets. In fact, in addressing the Jewish people as they prepare to enter the Promised Land, Moses recalls their rebellious times in the desert, and in speaking of the new… Read More

The Power Of Words

Helen Thomas made a groundbreaking career in journalism by being pointed, persistent and fearless. She broke down barriers in journalism for women — she was the first female member of the White House Correspondents Association and the Gridiron Club. And she had a career longevity that most would envy. When she first reported for duty… Read More

HIAS In Search Of A Mission

HIAS, once known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, is looking for a new purpose. Founded in New York at the turn of the 20th century, the organization was created to assist with the resettlement of Jewish immigrants who needed help getting acclimated to their new homes. The organization thrived through its first half-century and… Read More

Unity Begins At Home

This past Tuesday, Jews worldwide commemorated the destruction of the Holy Temple and the pillage of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 422 B.C.E. and by the Romans approximately 500 years later. The Talmud relates a story that highlights the lack of unity that existed in the days leading up to the Roman attack on Jerusalem:… Read More

No Doubt

Overlooked in the discussion about Messianic Jews (“Fusion Of Faiths,” June 21) is the most politically well-connected Messianic Jew of them all: Ron Cantor. He is the beloved cousin of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va).  Born in America, Ron Cantor, according to his website, “has been privileged to passionately share on the Jewish Roots… Read More

Betrayal Of Torah

Barry Rubin (“Have The conversation,” July 5) boasts that Messianic Jews “follow Torah … celebrate the [Jewish] holidays … [hold] services on Shabbat. …”  In that case, they are being bad Christians. Messianic Jews are Protestant fundamentalists, nothing less.  As such, they believe that Jesus, in his death and (alleged) resurrection, “fulfilled the Law/Torah,” thereby… Read More

Not A Rabbi

The Jewish community must continue to disclose Jewish misrepresentation by missionary movements speaheaded by their deceptive leaders. The JT was wrong to designate Barry Rubin as “Rabbi” given his role with a Christian congregation that misrepresents itself by its name and intent. … I had attended Emanuel Messianic “Christian” Congregation in Clarksville, as an observer,… Read More