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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 »

Conversation with Dr. Leslie Lobel

Conversation with Dr. Leslie Lobel

A Ben-Gurion University scientist leading the search for an Ebola cure, says infectious viruses are on the move…as the world sleeps By Judie Jacobson   Though the current outbreak of… Read more »

Bringing A Bintel Brief back to life

Bringing A Bintel Brief back to life

Graphic novelist interprets the bygone Yiddish advice column By Cindy Mindell Liana Finck calls drawing her first language, a medium of expression that came before words. Her passion for books… Read more »

Connecticut Welcomes Israeli Young Emissaries

Connecticut Welcomes Israeli Young Emissaries

This month, Connecticut welcomes a new group of Israeli Young Emissaries who arrived in late August and are eager to begin work strengthening the living bridge between Israel and the… Read more »

Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College – Will Controversy Come Back Too?

Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College – Will Controversy Come Back Too?

By Nathan Guttman Professor Vijay Prashad returned this week along with students and faculty to Trinity College in Hartford, after a two-year sabbatical. The scholar, as charismatic as he is… Read more »

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