Modern Mishpocha: Pesach teaches us about healing intergenerational trauma

By Jennifer Perzow

We know the importance of reading to and sharing stories with our kids. In addition to developing basic literacy skills, sharing stories transmits knowledge and culture l’dor v’dor (from one generation to the next). We use stories to teach, to entertain, and to help u…

A View from the Bleachers: The possibility for miracles in Israeli politics

By Rabbi Steven Garten

I was invited to speak at an Anglican church on the Jewish view of reconciliation for a presentation in a series offered by non-Christian clergy. The request was to present a theological paradigm concerning reconciliation. “Oh, one more request,” said the priest, …

Focus on Fitness: Get outside and get active to deal with anxiety

By Gloria Schwartz

I’ve recently been experiencing some anxiety that I attribute to the constant media coverage about COVID-19. Whether I’m watching the news or other television programs, listening to my car radio or perusing social media, it’s COVID-19, 24/7. Many people are feeling …

From the Editor: COVID-19 now affects all of us

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

As I write, the world seems to be in a state of constant flux as COVID-19, the novel corona virus, spreads and governments, organizations, families and individuals take actions and precautions to slow the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its effects.

So mu…

Guest Column: A teacher on managing with kids at home during COVID-19

By Lisa Levitan

While this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, we need to remember that our adult reactions have a huge impact on our children.

Here are my suggestions on how you will keep your home as positive as possible during this difficult time:

  • Watch the News WITHOUT y…