Special Coverage

May 30, 2013

“L’shanah tovah,” literally, “To a good new year,” is the greeting extended throughout the Jewish world on Rosh Hashanah. The greeting, a tradition as old as the holiday itself, is unique among Jewish festivals. “Nowhere else in the calendar do you have a greeting” written in a Machzor, or holiday prayer book, said Rabbi Yaacov CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Ilene Spector Special to the Jewish Times Rosh Hashanah is a great time to share many of the family recipes I’ve been swapping throughout the year. Maybe not “haute cuisine” but sometimes even better. They are cherished favorites from friends and relatives who value tradition as well as creativity when celebrating holidays. I especially appreciate CONTINUE »

BY Rabbi Etan Mintz
May 16, 2013

It was one of my first days as a chaplain resident at the University of Virginia Health System. As I visited patients during my regular rounds, I entered the room of a middle-aged man who was being treated for cancer.  We were different ages and came from dissimilar communities and backgrounds.  I was just 30; CONTINUE »