Author: Jonathan Sacks

Feeling the Hand of God

On March 21, 2002, a suicide bombing on Rechov King George in Jerusalem killed three people and injured eighty-seven. Though our apartment’s proximity to downtown Jerusalem is such that I recall hearing the explosion’s dull thud, the only news item I retained from that particular pigua (bombing) was tangential:...

The Best Is Yet to Be: Women Share Their Midlife Challenges and Triumphs

The Best Is Yet to Be: Women Share Their Midlife Challenges and Triumphs Edited By Miriam Lieberman Targum Press Brooklyn, 2011 447 pages Reviewed by Sarah Shapiro It has often been said that people read in order not to feel alone, and I found myself initially skimming through this...

Up Close with Harold Gans

Nine years ago, Jewish Action published a fierce debate on the validity of the Torah Codes. Emotions ran high as the debate touched a raw nerve for many, though not always for the same reason. Although things have quieted down since then, the issue is far from resolved, and...