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Ariel Sharon remembered as military hero, political ‘Caesar’

Ariel Sharon remembered as military hero, political ‘Caesar’

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org The funeral for Ariel Sharon, 11th prime minister of the State of Israel, took place on Monday, with dignitaries from 19 countries coming to pay their   last… Read more »

Theater of, by, and for the people

Theater of, by, and for the people

What is Jewish community theater? By Cindy Mindell Before American Jews traveled to the big cities or the Catskills for entertainment, we enjoyed home-grown entertainment: at the synagogue, Purim shpiels,… Read more »

Stamford teen wins national contest – and travels to Judaism’s holiest site

Stamford teen wins national contest – and travels to Judaism’s holiest site

By Cindy Mindell STAMFORD – Moving Traditions is a national organization that advocates for a more expansive view of gender in Jewish learning and practice. Earlier this month, the organization… Read more »

Emma Thompson calls for boycott of Israel’s Habima Theatre

Emma Thompson calls for boycott of Israel’s Habima Theatre

Actress Emma Thompson and three dozen other British actors are advocating the boycott of Israel’s celebrated Habima Theater troupe, which is to perform later this year in a six-week theatrical… Read more »

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85

(JNS.org) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister…. Read more »

The Tu B’Shevat seder: Deepening our connection to the earth

The Tu B’Shevat seder: Deepening our connection to the earth

By Diana Burmistrovich/JNS.org A simple way to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees, is to grow a plant or eat some fruit. But those seeking a deeper… Read more »

Conversation with Marion Grodin

Conversation with Marion Grodin

“Maybe Jews are funny because we’ve always faced such profound adversity and we carry a spirit of survival.”  By Cindy Mindell Marion Grodin is the daughter of comedian, actor, and… Read more »

Connecticut strengthens business ties with Israel

Connecticut strengthens business ties with Israel

By Cindy Mindell In December, the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Israel Tech Transfer Organization (ITTN) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first… Read more »

High-tech comes to Hebrew school in Southbury

High-tech comes to Hebrew school in Southbury

By Cindy Mindell SOUTHBURY – A Fairfield County synagogue used to publicize its religious school with a lawn sign portraying a smiling boy holding a soccer ball and the promise:… Read more »

The new Jewish food movement

The new Jewish food movement

As a people who started out as an agricultural nation, Jews have been thinking about kashrut – what is “fit” to eat – for nearly 3,000 years. And a growing number… Read more »

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