Death of a Yiddish Giant
Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week
· April 2, 2015
Rediscovering the First Woman Rabbi
Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she's being honored.
· October 15, 2014
A Congregation Can Be Like a Family—for Better, and for Worse
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they're like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
Simon Yisrael Feuerman
· March 6, 2014
Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me. Remind Me: How Old Am I Now?
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
· January 29, 2014
Visiting My Grandmother’s Yahrzeit Plaque
I never got to meet my grandmother, but the place I feel closest to her has always been her yahrzeit plaque in our synagogue
Aaron R. Katz
· September 13, 2013
The Unofficial Mourner
I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.
· May 25, 2012
Mourning My Mother, Finally
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
C. A. Blomquist
· May 8, 2012
Honoring the magician with a wand and a prayer
· November 5, 2010