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“Covers” inaugurates new division of Folksbiene

May 22nd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

A new play, “Covers,” exploring the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience inaugurates Folksbiene RU, a new initiative of the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene, co-created in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group.  Directed by the acclaimed Russian director Alexandre Marine, ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Beha'alotecha

May 22nd, 2013 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin “In the second month [Iyar] on the afternoon of the fourteenth day, he shall prepare it [the second Passover Sacrifice]” (Numbers 9:11) One of the many injunctions in this week’s portion is that ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Beha’alotecha

May 22nd, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “In the second month [Iyar] on the afternoon of the fourteenth day, he shall prepare it [the second Passover Sacrifice]” (Numbers 9:11) One of the many injunctions in this week’s portion is that ... Read More


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Torah Portion — Naso

May 15th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin This week’s reading of Naso describes the “sota,” the woman who acts immodestly. At the very least, she sequesters herself alone with a man despite the fact that her husband warned her against ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Bamidbar/Shavuot

May 7th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

“Wherever you go, I shall go…Your nation will be my nation, your God my God…” (Ruth 1:16) Despite the conventional wisdom that Judaism attempts to “push away” converts, and despite the many horror stories about aspiring converts ... Read More


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KOLOT: The status of Brit Milah today

May 1st, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Gary Atkins   Although the covenant of brit milah – ritual circumcision – goes back to earlier Torah portions in the book of Genesis, brit milah as a fundamental Jewish act occurs in many ... Read More


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TorahPortion — Behar Behukotai

May 1st, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “If your brother becomes impoverished and his support is faltering when he is with you, you must strengthen him, the stranger and resident [ger vetoshav], so that his life may be preserved with ... Read More


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TorahPortion: Emor

April 24th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel…” (Leviticus 22:32) ­ Neither the Bible nor Jewish law has ever seen martyrdom as an ideal to be courted. There is the ... Read More


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From Russia with Love

April 24th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

  Students at the Lipman Jewish Day School celebrated Israel’s 65th anniversary in much the same way as students all across the U.S. – with lots of fun activities focusing on the history and culture of ... Read More


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