Tribal vs. covenantal Judaism

by Phil Jacobs Executive Editor “Street Torah.” Rabbi Sidney Schwarz taught numerous Jewish high school students a different way of experiencing Judaism. The lesson was part of Panim: The Jewish Institute for Leadership and Values founded by Schwarz in 1988.

A good hair day every day

by Phil Jacobs Executive Editor If you walk by Nancy Mehlman on the streets of Silver Spring and she seems to be sizing up your hair, it’s because she is doing just that. Mehlman, a wife and mother of four children, arranges for haircuts and collects the hair that she then sends to Zichron Menachem,… Read More

Lullaby

by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Seventy years ago, in 1943, there were many in America, including Jews, who did not believe the rumors of the Holocaust. After all, why would the Germans commit time and resources to killing Jews? It was unimaginable that the annihilation of the Jewish people was a driving force for war.

We Jews were all at Sinai – and in the death camps

by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Last week I attended a lovely lunch hosted by the German embassy. They had invited Dr. Rafael Seligmann, publisher of The Jewish Voice from Germany, to the U.S. and this was one of several events in major cities where diplomats and journalists would get together to chat about Jewish life… Read More

We Jews were all at Sinai – and in the death camps

by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Last week I attended a lovely lunch hosted by the German embassy. They had invited Dr. Rafael Seligmann, publisher of The Jewish Voice from Germany, to the U.S. and this was one of several events in major cities where diplomats and journalists would get together to chat about Jewish life… Read More