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Torah Portion – Yitro

January 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Rabbi Shaya Gopin We live in a time in which being ‘spiritual’ has become quite popular. People search and find meaning in spirituality. Many groups offer various methods of finding spirituality and connecting with ... Read More


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B’nai Mitzvah

January 20th, 2016 | by Stacy Dresner

  NICHOLAS MENKES, son of Linda and Michael Menkes, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport. MAX SMITH-RAPAPORT, son of Erica and Avi Smith-Rapaport, will celebrate his bar ... Read More


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Torah Portion: Beshalach  

January 20th, 2016 | by Stacy Dresner

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb This week’s Torah portion, Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), contains a perfect example of religious faith as it is understood in our tradition. This example is based upon a biblical phrase which is ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

January 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

ZACHARY EARL BERKOWITZ, son of Jacqueline and Mark Berkowitz, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 16 at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. HANNAH MACDONALD, daughter of Rachel Messinger and Brian MacDonald, celebrated her ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Bo

January 13th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

  By Shlomo Riskin I have always been most fascinated — and confounded — by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be tangible? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Va’era

January 6th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart … (and he) will not listen to you.” (Exodus 7:3-4) I vividly remember the first Introduction to Judaism class I taught as a young rabbi. When ... Read More


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Torah Scroll ca. 2001

Torah Portion – Shemot

December 30th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin The Book of Exodus begins the story of the people of Israel, the nation that developed from the household of Jacob. Many are the differences between this book and the Book of Genesis, ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayehi

December 22nd, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Vayehi (Genesis 47:28-50:26), our forefather Jacob calls one of his sons, Issachar, a “thick-boned donkey.” Surprisingly, not only does Issachar not take umbrage at his father’s ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

David's Star on Torah ca. 2001

B’NAI MITZVAH

December 9th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

NOTE: The Ledger will not publish a Dec. 18 issue. Instead, we will publish a double issue on Dec. 25. This end-of-year issue is a wrap-up of 2015 and will not include a b’nai mitzvah list. ... Read More


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