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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 »

Conversation with Ari Shavit

Conversation with Ari Shavit

“I believe in the Jewish people – in the energy and in the vitality of the Jewish people. I believe in the man-made miracle that is Israel.” By Judie Jacobson… Read more »

Jewish players, kosher food and kippot hold court at the U.S. Open

Jewish players, kosher food and kippot hold court at the U.S. Open

By Howard Blas As the Ledger went to press, the U.S. Open tennis tournament was in full swing at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. … Read more »

Finding Alois – The Search for the Nazi who saved a Viennese Jewish family

Finding Alois – The Search for the Nazi who saved a Viennese Jewish family

By Cindy Mindell NEW HAVEN – The story of the Wachs family is part Book of Exodus, part Hollywood blockbuster, part thriller with one mystery yet unsolved: what happened to… Read more »

SHALOM, NEW HAVEN

SHALOM, NEW HAVEN

MESSAGE FROM Sydney A. Perry, Chief Executive Offficer In his book of 1988, Where Are We?, the recently deceased writer, liberal, and activist, Leonard Fein, offered an important inquiry into American… Read more »

Teaching memory as a second language

Teaching memory as a second language

Rwandan educators learn about the Holocaust at Hartford’s Greenberg Center By Cindy Mindell WEST HARTFORD – For a month this summer, the University of Hartford was home to 40 Rwandan… Read more »

Conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

Conversation with Rabbi Jeremy Bruce

“There is an expression, ‘The teacher can be either a sage on the stage or a guide on the side.’ We want to move toward education that is more faciliatory… Read more »

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