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A Torah of Their Own

A Torah of Their Own

Hebrew high school’s new Torah completes a family’s personal story By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – This story begins with tefillin and ends, 75 years later, with a Torah scroll. … Read more »

Painting with a camera

Painting with a camera

New Britain museum highlights Jewish photographer By Cindy Mindell NEW BRITAIN – Photographer Fern Berman still remembers the feel of the manuscript smuggled out of Terezin, the collection of cherished recipes… Read more »

Anatomy of a mitzvah

Anatomy of a mitzvah

New Haven rabbi returns “hidden” $98,000 By Judie Jacobson NEW HAVEN – It was early September, just a few days before Rosh Hashanah, when Rabbi Noach Muroff made the discovery… Read more »

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a series of violent pogroms – state-sanctioned anti-Jewish riots – against the Jews in Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. In the space of… Read more »

Conversation with Deborah Lipstadt

Conversation with Deborah Lipstadt

“‘Soft core’ Holocaust denial is not denying the facts; it’s inverting them in a way that the victims become the perpetrators.” By Cindy Mindell Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of… Read more »

Beyond Juan Epstein – Connecticut Latinos embrace their Jewish heritage

Beyond Juan Epstein – Connecticut Latinos embrace their Jewish heritage

By Wayne Jebian/CTLatinoNews.com Juan Epstein, the Puerto Rican Jew from the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter”, may have been a fictional character, but the people he represented are very real…. Read more »

The pope’s “rabbi” honored in Fairfield

The pope’s “rabbi” honored in Fairfield

By Cindy Mindell FAIRFIELD – Some big moments in history begin quietly. Like the first meeting between Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Marie Bergoglio at… Read more »

“Everybody’s rabbi”

“Everybody’s rabbi”

New Britain celebrates Rabbi Henry Okolica’s 100th birthday By Cindy Mindell NEW BRITAIN – It’s been a full journey for Rabbi Henry Okolica over his first century – from Kristallnacht and a… Read more »

Conversation with… Ron Leshem

Conversation with… Ron Leshem

Award-winning Israeli writer talks about the success of Israeli TV in the U.S. By Cindy Mindell With only two television networks, Israel – faraway, isolated, and war-weary – has created a… Read more »

Ads blast Newton Mass., schools over anti-Israel texts

Ads blast Newton Mass., schools over anti-Israel texts

(JNS.org) A new advertising campaign in Boston area newspapers calls out officials in the public school system of Newton, Mass., over the alleged presence of anti-Israel materials in those schools…. Read more »

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