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THANKSGIVING 2012

THANKSGIVING 2012

Giving Thanks…the Jewish Way According to one popular historical interpretation, Thanksgiving is modeled on the biblical harvest of Sukkot. The story goes that the   Pilgrims, seeing themselves as new Israelites… Read more »

Countering BDS

Countering BDS

“Buy Israel Goods” Week December 1 – 9 “Buy Israel Goods” is a campaign in North America to counter the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement directed against Israel and… Read more »

Seeking survivors of Bergen-Belsen transport

Seeking survivors of Bergen-Belsen transport

On April 13, 1945, a train carrying 2,500 Jewish prisoners from the German concentration camp Bergen-Belsen – including some 700 children – was liberated near the city of Magdeburg, Germany,… Read more »

KOLOT: A Landsman*

KOLOT: A Landsman*

By Ron Kadden As he grasped both handles of the Torah and began to recite the brachot, I felt a lump in my throat. After 83 years, my father was… Read more »

Thousands of Jews visit Cave of the Patriarchs

Thousands of Jews visit Cave of the Patriarchs

(JNS.org) Tens of thousands of Jews arrived in Hebron over the weekend to mark a special Shabbat when the Torah reading opens with Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of Patriarchs…. Read more »

TORAHPortion: Toldot

TORAHPortion: Toldot

By Shlomo Riskin One of the most innovative and fascinating creations of religious Zionism is the educational institution known as “yeshivat hesder.” This refers to yeshivot which have an “arrangement”… Read more »

The art of the eruv

The art of the eruv

Yale mounts three exhibits exploring a little known Jewish ritual    By Cindy Mindell NEW HAVEN – Photographer and professor Margaret Olin has been interested in the eruv for more… Read more »

KOLOT: Peddler Lady

KOLOT: Peddler Lady

By Charlotte “Blu” Berman If you thought that Beatrice Fox Auerbach, late CEO of G. Fox & Company in Hartford was the consummate merchandiser, you haven’t heard the story of… Read more »

Three West Hartford synagogues to honor America’s vets

Three West Hartford synagogues to honor America’s vets

WEST HARTFORD – As it does every year, Beth El Temple in West Hartford is gearing up to present its annual, nationally recognized Veterans Day program honoring the men and… Read more »

“Disobedience” to screen in West Hartford

“Disobedience” to screen in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD – “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story,” a film that tells the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a World War II Portuguese diplomat, who helped save 30,000… Read more »

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