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“From Silence to Recognition”

“From Silence to Recognition”

The Mandell JCC Hartford  Jewish Film Festival  confronts discrimination By Judie Jacobson In the summer of 1952, Perry Brickman was home in Chattanooga, Tenn. after having completed his first year… Read more »

TORAHPortion: Shabbat Chol Hamoed

TORAHPortion: Shabbat Chol Hamoed

By Shlomo Riskin The Lord said to Moses, ‘Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the Children of Israel and let them travel’ (Exodus 14:15) The climax of… Read more »

KOLOT: From Holyn To Hollywood: The Ziering Family Reunion

KOLOT: From Holyn To Hollywood: The Ziering Family Reunion

By Bob Liftig Kalush is a city set in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, in the  Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) of what is now western Ukraine, formerly Poland, then Austria,… Read more »

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Support Group

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Support Group

STAMFORD – When grandparents find themselves part of an interfaith family, the relationships between the two generations may be difficult, strained and wrought with emotional challenges. Differences between practicing traditions… Read more »

Passover: Israel style

Passover: Israel style

By Judy Lash Balint/JNS.org JERUSALEM—Not every Israeli observes Passover, but every Israeli knows Passover is coming. Preparations for the seven-day holiday are impossible to ignore and encroach on almost every… Read more »

Conversation with… David Moss

Conversation with… David Moss

World renowned Judaica artist sees himself as a “transformer  of Jewish texts, objects, spaces and souls” 
 By Cindy Mindell David Moss is much more than a Jewish artist or… Read more »

Shabbat Hagadol Tzav

Shabbat Hagadol Tzav

By Shlomo Riskin ‘Behold, I send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. And he [Elijah] will turn [back to God]… Read more »

Israeli filmmaker dips and soars with ‘Dolphin Boy’

Israeli filmmaker dips and soars with ‘Dolphin Boy’

by Michael Fox Like a native Angeleno, Dani Menkin effortlessly conducts a phone interview from his car without missing a beat, or his exit. The energetic filmmaker isn’t a native,… Read more »

Conversation with….Steven M. Alper and Sarah Knapp

Conversation with….Steven M. Alper and Sarah Knapp

In 1985, actor and playwright Mark Harelik set out to tell the story of his Jewish immigrant grandfather, Haskel Harelik, who in 1909 fled the pogroms in Czarist Russia with… Read more »

TORAHPortion: Vayikra

TORAHPortion: Vayikra

By Shlomo Riskin If the Jewish state could be revived virtually from the ashes of destruction after 2,000 years, then why hasn’t the Sanhedrin, the great Jewish court of the… Read more »

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