The second attribute we should want our children to possess is questioning. We should take great delight in our children's
Just in time for the new year.
Mazel tov, Yisrael!
Scrolling through my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, I noticed that the young woman whose bat mitzvah I officiated just weeks
Your child is turning 13 and it's getting you all excited and nervous at the same time. You know it's one of life's important milestones so you want to make sure the mitzvah you're throwing will be a memorable one.
When Matthew Jurgens' mother passed away when he only 2 years old, her last request from Rabbi Pearl was for her son to have his Bar Mitzvah.
"Last Jewish Comic Standing," was what our family named a game we came up with for our guests to play at our son's Bar Mitzvah reception. Each guest pulled a classic Jewish joke written on a piece of paper and told the joke to the crowd.
I know the students worked hard, but perhaps Class of 2015 shouldn't refer to any student who finished any grade this year. Let's save the pomp and circumstance for just one very special circumstance: the day a person is actually awarded her hard-earned degree.
“Our love for the State of Israel is unconditional,” the Conservative rabbis wrote. “But Israel must live up to her claims