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Conversation with Abir El Assaad

Conversation with Abir El Assaad

A Lebanese couple works to save their country’s next generation by teaching them to value life and respect one another’s differences By Cindy Mindell   Ahmad and Abir El Assaad… Read more »

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day

The Jewish state celebrates the year of the woman By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org   How is the Jewish state’s 66th birthday celebration different from all other years’ celebrations? Special plans are afoot… Read more »

Cadets in the Holy Land

Cadets in the Holy Land

Jewish Federation and Coast Guard Academy team up on tour By Cindy Mindell   NEW LONDON – During a cold, wet week in early March that passed for springtime in Israel,… Read more »

A “Brief” Look Back

A “Brief” Look Back

New publication spotlights Connecticut’s Jewish lawyers By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – Every few years over the past quarter century, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford has been… Read more »

Conversation with Peter Max

Conversation with Peter Max

From Berlin to Shanghai to Tibet to Israel to New York to the top of the art world By Cindy Mindell   Most Americans alive during the ‘60s and ‘70s know… Read more »

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

As survivors pass, Holocaust memoir genre braces for significant transformation By Jeffrey F. Barken/JNS.org   As the generation of Holocaust survivors passes, writers and researchers acknowledge the urgent need to ask… Read more »

Ricky Greenfield, longtime Publisher of the Jewish Ledger, dies at 71

Ricky Greenfield, longtime Publisher of the Jewish Ledger, dies at 71

By Judie Jacobson   HARTFORD – N. Richard Greenfield, longtime publisher of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger and the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger, died Wednesday, April 16, three days before his 72nd… Read more »

Sacred ripples

Sacred ripples

Community rededicates Greater Hartford mikveh May 4  By Cindy Mindell   WEST HARTFORD – Rabbinic sources teach that a Jewish community may sell a Torah scroll to fund the building of… Read more »

Talkin’ (barbecue) turkey with Texas kosher chef Ari White

Talkin’ (barbecue) turkey with Texas kosher chef Ari White

“Wandering Que” pop-up kosher BBQ in Fairfield May 4 By Cindy Mindell   American blues great B.B. King named his beloved Gibson guitar “Lucille” after nearly losing her in a… Read more »

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The staff of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger and the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger mourn the passing of “Ricky” Greenfield, publisher of our papers from 1994 to 2014. Ricky was a man… Read more »

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