Jewish Voices, Jewish Life

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.


The election is five days away. We Jews have lived in places where we didn’t have a voice let alone a vote. Voting is a civic duty according to Hillel. He says, “Do not separate yourself from the community.” So mail that ballot, or take it to a ballot box, or show up on Tuesday.…

Rabbi Daniel Pernick D'var Torah

Here's what Rabbi Daniel Pernick of Beth Am Temple has to say about his d'var Torah this week. Noah was a righteous man in his generation. Even in HIS generation or EVEN in his generation?

Low-Fat Pumpkin Spice Pillow Cookies

The excellent Tamara Duker Frueman is gifting us with a delicious cookie that will satisfy your sweet tooth but not fill you with guilt...because it's low fat. This is a cookie that is very fall-ish and good anytime up to and including Thanksgiving. The name itself tells you so: Low-fat…

Dead Sea

No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the Dead Sea. Before you go, read about a couple of facts that will increase your enjoyment of this natural wonder.

Rabbi Graber's d'var Torah

Here's a fitting message to consider leading up to Yom Kippur from Rabbi Daniel Graber of the New City Jewish Center. How do we respond to criticism and how in that response do we grow?