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Barbara Greenleaf: The Fifth Commandment in the Age of Covid

While gathering information for my new book, Parents of Adult Children: You Are Not Alone, I found that while most of the older generation takes the fifth commandment, “Honor thy father and mother,” quite literally, the younger generation puts a different and much more casual spin on it. It is this disparity that leaves many [...]

2020-07-28T16:38:04-07:00July 30th, 2020|

Susan Rakov: Covid Wanderings

That first week, the moment I break down is when I get the email that CBB is closing its doors.  I was involved in a painful decision a few days before to close down 50 offices and cancel thousands of summer jobs, but the emotional impact hits when I read that email.  My Shabbat as [...]

2020-07-16T15:41:03-07:00July 16th, 2020|

Rabbi Ira Youdovin: Welcome to the Jewish New Normal

Early in the current era of lock-downs, my friend and colleague Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin suggested that American Judaism was having a Yavneh moment. Yavneh, a small town not far from what is now Tel Aviv, was where the rabbis gathered in the late first century C.E after the Romans destroyed the Temple and expelled them [...]

2020-06-29T13:34:28-07:00July 6th, 2020|