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Torah Portion – Shoftim

September 7th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I love metaphors. An apt metaphor can help stimulate boundless creativity and can lead to a deeper and richer understanding of the concept being studied. Take, for example, the metaphor of ... Read More


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BIRTH

August 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

IDAN BENONI was born Tuesday, August 9 in Be’er Sheva, Israel. He joins his older brother, Eyal and older sister, Maya. He is the son of Mollie Searle Benoni and Avihai Benoni of Be’er Sheva. He ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

August 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

JACOB DAWES, son of Michelle and Stephen Dawes, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport. JACOB KUBIK, son of Lori and Joseph Kubik, will celebrate his bar mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Re’eh

August 30th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17), invariably is read near the beginning of the Hebrew month of Elul. Elul is the last month of the year before Rosh Hashanah. It ... Read More


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How to use your Judaism to lose weight

August 24th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS.org Cholent on Shabbat day. Brisket on Rosh Hashanah. Matzo balls and challah – lots of challah. Jews love food, and much of Jewish culture centers on sitting around the holiday table together, sharing ... Read More


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David's Star on Torah ca. 2001

B’NAI MITZVAH

August 24th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

DUNCAN HOLLANDER, son of Michelle and Joshua Hollander, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on August 27 at Beth El Temple in West Hartford. Email this page... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Eikev

August 24th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb As a parent, grandparent, and psychologist, I am often considered to be something of an expert on parenting and child rearing. In that capacity, I have frequently been asked to review ... Read More


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David's Star on Torah ca. 2001

B’NAI MITZVAH

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

JENNIFER ASHTON, daughter of Sarah and Scott Ashton, celebrated her bat mitzvah on Saturday, August 13 at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford. MICHAEL NEFF, son of Caryn and David Neff, will celebrate his bar mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Va’etchanan

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was very fortunate as a young boy. Very few of my friends had living grandparents. Their families had recently arrived in America, and their grandparents remained behind in Eastern Europe ... Read More


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KOLOT – Isaac Is We, and We Are Isaac

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Howard Meyerowitz I had been away from Jewish practice for many years, but when I began coming back to being observant I was determined to find ideas and people with whom I could connect. I ... Read More


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