Two new award-winning foreign language films examine identity, faith, and family through the lens of improbable relationships that lead to fateful choices.
Doing the right thing paid off at the bottom line. How often can you say that about doing a mitzvah?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it can be difficult to be Jewish at Christmas time. It has seeped into North American cultural consciousness so thoroughly that South Park even wrote a song about it, complete with trademark expletives.
Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father's household…When Pharaoh summons you and asks, "What is your occupation?" You shall answer, "Your servants have been breeders of livestock from the start until now, both we and our fathers" - so that you may stay in the region of Gos
The events of my son’s bar mitzvah day don't begin to tell the story of how Max arrived at that moment.
Together, standing at the foot of Mount Sinai, the Jewish people witness the moment when God descends to the mountaintop to enter into a covenant with a fledgling nation.
In 1937, my grandfather and great-uncle left Germany for America. My grandfather was young – maybe 17 – but he was mature and ready for the journey. Among his many preparations for the voyage and arrival in New York, my grandfather did something rather unusual: He took lip-reading lessons.