Author: JA Mag

Can We Change?

If teshuvah is an act of self-creation, what makes it so hard and difficult to sustain? So much of life is out of our control; shouldn’t our sense of self be more responsive to our direction and aspirations?

Letters – Fall 2019

CHALLENGES TO EMUNAH I read your special section on belief (“The State of Orthodox Belief,” summer 2019) with great interest. May I suggest the following two aids for improving emunah: Say Tehillim in English (or in whatever language is your first language) and append to the daily prayers a...

Jewish Action Wins Two Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism

At the American Jewish Press Association 2019 Conference, held this past June in St. Louis, Jewish Action, the magazine of the Orthodox Union, won two Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for work that appeared in 2018. “A Chaplain’s Tale During the Korean War,” by Ruchama Feuerman...

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.