Author: JA Mag

The State of Orthodox Belief

How can we bring G-d into the classroom, into our homes, and most importantly, into our children’s hearts and minds?

Letters – Summer 2019

Why Genetic Counseling Is Important I am writing in response to your article “Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: What Does Halachah Say?” (spring 2019). As a genetic counselor who has dedicated her career to helping the Jewish community navigate genetic health issues, I could not be more pleased with how supportive...

Around the Shabbat Table

How do we keep our Shabbat tables lively, engaging, and a centerpiece of the week? We asked a diverse group of people to share their thoughts.

Mining Tanach

There is now a wide variety of Religious Zionist methodologies of Tanach study—some emphasize medieval commentaries; others focus on Israeli geography or botany; still others address the psychology of the Biblical characters; and much more.

Letters – Winter 2018

Not Enough Time or Energy I very much enjoyed reading the summer 2018 edition, especially Allen Fagin’s essay entitled “Do We Have the Time and Energy to Lead a Torah Life?” Certainly, as he points out, there is no simple solution. At the same time, however, I believe that...

The Forgotten Jewish Community of Ecuador

Jewish Action spoke with Rabbi Nir Koren, rabbi of the main Jewish community in Ecuador, and Rabbi Shoshan Ghoori, OU director of international relations, Latin America, to find out why a little-known Jewish community is experiencing a religious renaissance.