Her book Angels at the table: a Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat takes readers through the rituals of Shabbat and more, explaining the full beautiful spectrum of Jewish traditions with warmth and humor.
She lives with her family in Chicago, and has lectured internationally on Jewish topics.
Comedienne Joan Rivers started screaming on the air after a commercial for Jews for Jesus aired on her radio show. These deceptions are most successful with Jews who have no knowledge of their own Jewish heritage.
The ad featured two Jewish men arguing over whether JC is the Jewish messiah, while the Jewish song "Hava Nagillah" played in the background. In Russia, for example, where Jewish education had been suppressed for 70 years, missionaries sponsor "Jewish revival meetings," where a tallit-clad clergyman asks throngs of unsuspecting Russian Jews to "accept Jesus into your heart." The sad thing is that tens of thousands of Jews (including an estimated 50,000 in Israel today) have fallen for this falsehood.
Ironically, Jews really could be called "Messianic Jews." One of Maimonides' classical "13 Principles of Faith" is: "I believe with complete faith in the coming of the Messiah, and even though he may delay, nevertheless I anticipate every day that he will come." In a sense we are all "Messianic Jews" – expecting the Messiah to gather the Jews back to Israel, usher an era of world peace, and reestablish the Temple. There are two excellent organizations which counteracts missionary activities and have succeeded in attracting "converts" back to Judaism. On this date in 1947, the Arab Legion surrounded Jerusalem and isolated its 100,000 Jews from the rest of the Israeli population.
By March 1948 the city was under full siege, and in May, Jordan invaded and occupied east Jerusalem, dividing the city for the first time in its history, and driving thousands of Jews into exile.
These were the last words of King David to his son and successor, Solomon.
A more effective approach is telling him: "Even though you believe you are totally right and the other person is totally wrong, you should still be the one who pursues peace.
Take the initiative to approach the other person and apologize to him.
David is essentially saying, "I am no longer able to struggle.
My strength is failing, and I must now go in the way of all humans. You must be strong and be a man." Implied in this message is that Solomon was to be strong enough not to go in the way of all men, but to be his own man. Behaving in a manner similar to others in our environment is not wrong, as long as we know that our behavior is right and proper.The subscriptions are now open for the event Entrepreneurship in Flanders, which will take place on the 27th of October in Ghent. You may have heard of Key Enabling Technologies (KET's) but you wonder what this exactly implies and it can do for you.