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21 months after New York City synagogues and Jewish schools became some of the first to close because of the encroaching...
12/26/2021
As COVID spikes in NYC, Jewish schools and synagogues are going remote again

21 months after New York City synagogues and Jewish schools became some of the first to close because of the encroaching COVID-19 pandemic, a surge in cases is causing them to shut their doors again.

Some of the announcements of closures referred to the decisions schools and synagogues made to close in March 2020.

Rabbi David Wolpe offers gratitude for those who support synagogues through critical, if unglamorous, behind-the-scenes ...
12/24/2021
Beautiful Beams

Rabbi David Wolpe offers gratitude for those who support synagogues through critical, if unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work.

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

"Only with the death of Moses and his burial in an unknown grave does the Torah round off his story by paying tribute to...
12/24/2021
How to Find the Miraculous in the Natural

"Only with the death of Moses and his burial in an unknown grave does the Torah round off his story by paying tribute to him as Israel’s greatest leader," writes Freema Gottlieb in this week's Torah commentary.

Seeing what others overlook, Moses proves a worthy partner for God.

"I’m just sitting there at the edge of my seat and I don’t miss a word watching her," Ruth K. Westheimer said about Tova...
12/23/2021
'Brilliant' Is How Dr. Ruth Describes Tovah Feldshuh's Portrayal of Her

"I’m just sitting there at the edge of my seat and I don’t miss a word watching her," Ruth K. Westheimer said about Tovah Feldshuh, who portrays her in "Becoming Dr. Ruth."

In a recent Zoom conversation with The Jewish Week, Tovah Feldshuh and Ruth Westheimer dish on the one-woman show, "Becoming Dr. Ruth," now playing off-Broadway.

If you're not feeling well, nothing is better than a bowl of chicken soup. Here are some of our favorite spots for Jewis...
12/23/2021
Where to get 'Jewish penicillin' in New York City right now

If you're not feeling well, nothing is better than a bowl of chicken soup. Here are some of our favorite spots for Jewish penicillin across the city.

As Covid and colds wallop the city, here are some top spots for delicious and nourishing bowls of chicken soup.

Brandeis University historian Jonathan Sarna called Levine “one of the great Jewish Bible scholars of his generation.”
12/21/2021
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Did you lose a loved one this year? Tell us about them here, and we may feature them in a special retrospective about Je...
12/18/2021
Remembering New Yorkers We Lost in 2021

Did you lose a loved one this year? Tell us about them here, and we may feature them in a special retrospective about Jewish New Yorkers who died in 2021.

As the year comes to an end, The New York Jewish Week is remembering members of the New York Jewish community who died in 2021. We'd like your help. If you lost a loved one this year, or know of someone who did, please let us know. Whether it's a family member, a dear friend, or a member of your com...

"Love those who are like you when they are unlike you," writes Rabbi David Wolpe.
12/17/2021
Traveling at Home

"Love those who are like you when they are unlike you," writes Rabbi David Wolpe.

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

"Finally, at the end of Bereish*t, our ancestors find all of the elements that they need to keep the family peace," writ...
12/17/2021
How a Little Lie Can Heal a Big Family Breach

"Finally, at the end of Bereish*t, our ancestors find all of the elements that they need to keep the family peace," writes Dr. Sarah Wolf in this week's Torah commentary.

Out of fear or cunning, Joseph's brothers seek his assurance that he won't take revenge.

“There’s some stuff that people have interacted with continually over the course of their lives — you know, a million ti...
12/16/2021
New exhibit honors Milton Glaser, the Jewish design icon who invented the 'I Love NY' logo

“There’s some stuff that people have interacted with continually over the course of their lives — you know, a million times — but maybe didn’t even realize it was Milton Glaser’s work,” said Beth Kleber, head of SVA’s Milton Glaser Archives.

A new exhibit at the School of Visual Arts celebrates his influence on New York and the world of graphic design.

"The Torah is not a musical, although the Joseph cycle (Genesis 37-50) is the rare section of the Torah to have gotten t...
12/10/2021
Joseph and the Amazing Turmoil that Can Haunt a Family

"The Torah is not a musical, although the Joseph cycle (Genesis 37-50) is the rare section of the Torah to have gotten the musical treatment," writes Beth Kissileff in this week's Torah commentary.

One generation's triumph can't erase past hurts and regrets.

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21 months after New York City synagogues and Jewish schools became some of the first to close because of the encroaching COVID-19 pandemic, a surge in cases is causing them to shut their doors again.
Yeshiva University's basketball team is still rolling. 50 wins in, some are still in disbelief.
Rabbi David Wolpe offers gratitude for those who support synagogues through critical, if unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work.
"Only with the death of Moses and his burial in an unknown grave does the Torah round off his story by paying tribute to him as Israel’s greatest leader," writes Freema Gottlieb in this week's Torah commentary.
"I’m just sitting there at the edge of my seat and I don’t miss a word watching her," Ruth K. Westheimer said about Tovah Feldshuh, who portrays her in "Becoming Dr. Ruth."
If you're not feeling well, nothing is better than a bowl of chicken soup. Here are some of our favorite spots for Jewish penicillin across the city.
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Brandeis University historian Jonathan Sarna called Levine “one of the great Jewish Bible scholars of his generation.”