If you know anything about vampires, it’s probably that Christian relics — holy water and crosses, in particular — have the power to ward off these creatures of the night. But now along comes a 2017 ...
The three institutions that make up the Lonee C. Hoytt campus — the Osher Marin JCC, Congregation Rodef Sholom and Brandeis Marin — have long been planning a significant expansion. But things will be ...
I grew up with Paul Newman’s Israel, the heroic nation that inspired the 1960 epic “Exodus” and made the desert bloom. At 18, I summered on a kibbutz, and in 1976 was on my way back, planning to spend ...
Sweetened foods are an integral part of Purim celebrations, and vegetarian dishes are served because Esther is said to have shunned meat to follow Jewish dietary laws in King Ahasuerus’ palace. These ...
Around the world, Jewish communities are denouncing today’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand, which claimed 49 lives. In the Bay Area, the Jewish Federations based in San Francisco and the East ...
Jewish groups from New Zealand and beyond expressed their horror at the slaying of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch Friday. The New Zealand Jewish Council is ”sickened and devastated” ...
The easy hook for Purim tends to be that it’s the “Jewish Halloween,” but that does not speak to the complexity of one of Judaism’s most unusual holidays. It’s one of the few based on a secular story, ...
Leonard Cohen, the late bard of Montreal whose uplifting “Hallelujah” became a timeless global hit, “would himself say that his songs are prayers,” says Cantor Marsha Attie of Congregation Emanu-El in ...
Israel struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the firing of several rockets into the Tel Aviv area. Sirens alerted residents that rockets were coming into the area just after ...
Kudos to French President Emmanuel Macron and French people for “Saying ‘Enough’ to anti-Semitism in France” (J. editorial, Feb. 21). However, while we are all justifiably concerned about the ...
On Wednesday, March 20, we usher in Purim — which, according to our Sages, is the only holiday the Jewish people will continue to celebrate for eternity. Why is that? Because across the 127 diverse ...
Rabbi Yonatan Cohen of Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley had never heard of artist Christine Wong Yap’s Bay Area art project. He certainly didn’t know he was part of it. “I only found out when the ...