This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.
My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.
In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.
‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids
A haftorah of consolations and expectations
Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck
Plus fear vs. hate, hippie art, and a rock ‘n’ roll error
In elementary school, it’s girls gone vile
Not as a result of Rose Museum mess, he insists
A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news
No ‘Intifada’ in NYC, ugly Croatian soccer chants
By making it more like other parts of teens’ lives?
Praise, slander, and a grand slam decade
Secular parents said board was running district to benefit yeshiva students
Five Towns feud!
Israel bans an Arab word, unwisely
Brings people together
Reality TV, class consciousness, and grace under water
Jewish kids hone their reasoning skills at a gun-rights lecture
Von Brunn’s descent, school rules, and parking protests
Who thinks Jews should join the party
The huggy, hilarious little nutball from elsewhere: my daughter