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TORAHPortion: Bo

January 15th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin ‘May the renewal of the moon be for you [the Festival of] the first day of each month; this month being for you the first of the months of the year’ (Exodus 12:2) ... Read More


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KOLOT: Rediscovering the tzedakah box

January 8th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Harold Levine I have just completed a rather unscientific survey of 10 Jewish families in the Westport area. I asked the parents in each family whether they recalled the tzedakah box from their youth, and ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Vaera

January 8th, 2013 | by ledger_admin

By Shlomo Riskin “Take thy rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent” (Exodus 7:9) This is one of the most difficult texts to understand in all of the Pentateuch. Perhaps God ... Read More


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TORAH Portion: Shemot

December 31st, 2012 | by ledger_admin

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin “A new king arose over Egypt who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1: 8) Why is Joseph, the towering personality of the last four portions of the Book of Genesis, not considered ... Read More


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Special Needs Jewish Youth Group

December 31st, 2012 | by ledger_admin

First meeting to be held Jan. 12 A new chapter of United Synagogue Youth (USY) for Jewish young people with special needs between the ages of 12 and 21 has been formed in the greater Hartford ... Read More


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BY THE NUMBERS

December 31st, 2012 | by ledger_admin

A Dubious Top Ten (JNS.org) The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its list of the top 10 antisemitic or anti-Israel slurs uttered during 2012, with the speakers predominantly from Europe and the Middle East. #1 – ... Read More


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Visiting Friends

December 12th, 2012 | by ledger_admin

Hundreds of Fairfield County residents had the opportunity to meet and spend time with three Israel Defense Force (IDF) officers last weekend when the soldiers visited Connecticut for a series of events organized by the Friends ... Read More


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