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N. Richard Greenfield Jewish Ledger Lecture on Jewish Journalism – Conversation with Laurel Leff

N. Richard Greenfield Jewish Ledger Lecture on Jewish Journalism – Conversation with Laurel Leff

“The reality is that in the way the press covered liberation [of the concentration camps], there was almost no reference to Jews. The atrocities were part of the coverage… but… Read more »

Jill Tarlov remembered for her kind and compassionate spirit

Jill Tarlov remembered for her kind and compassionate spirit

59-year-old mom succumbs after being hit by bicyclist in NYC By Cindy Mindell Jill Tarlov of Fairfield died on Sunday, Sept. 21, four days after being struck by a speeding… Read more »

Report lends clarity to fracas on anti-Israel texts in Newton school

Report lends clarity to fracas on anti-Israel texts in Newton school

By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org After a contentious debate lasting several years on the presence of anti-Israel texts in the public school curriculum of the Boston suburb of Newton, Mass., an independent… Read more »

Death Row Inmate: “‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher”

Death Row Inmate: “‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher”

By Rachel Levy Republished with permission from JewishPress.com  http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/death-row-inmate-kosher-like-is-not-kosher/2014/09/18/ An inmate on death row at the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, has filed a hand-written lawsuit against the state claiming… Read more »

Rosh Hashanah 5775

Rosh Hashanah 5775

Rosh Hashanah synagogue services: meaningful or just a marathon? By Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org There are four sounds that the shofar makes on Rosh Hashanah. The tekiah is a basic note of… Read more »

Conversation with Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

Conversation with Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

“An effective Israel bolsters pro-American Arab entities in the Middle East.” By Cindy Mindell Ambassador Yoram Ettinger is an insider on U.S.-Israel relations, Mid-East politics, and overseas investments in Israel’s… Read more »

Author! Author! HBI Conversations comes to Connecticut

Author! Author! HBI Conversations comes to Connecticut

By Cindy MIndell STAMFORD – According to New York Times opinion writer James Atlas (“Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?,” Mar. 22, 2014), some five million Americans participate in… Read more »

Swastika at Fairfield County high school rallies community

Swastika at Fairfield County high school rallies community

By Cindy Mindell WILTON – Several students arriving at Wilton High School on Monday, Sept. 8 noticed a swastika etched on a student locker, a discovery that incited a rapid… Read more »

Hunger Action Month: Jewish Connecticut responds

Hunger Action Month: Jewish Connecticut responds

By Cindy Mindell September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of… Read more »

Visiting gravesites during the High Holiday season

Visiting gravesites during the High Holiday season

Connecticut rabbis shed light on an age-old custom By Cindy Mindell The traditional attitude of Judaism was not to encourage excessive grave visitation. The rabbis were apprehensive that frequent visits… Read more »

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