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Torah Portion – Terumah

February 18th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin What is the most crucial vehicle for the transmission of our Jewish faith and traditions? Is it the synagogue, the study hall, the Jewish community center, the charitable organizations or none of the ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

February 18th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

JACOB DECK, son of Camy and Andrew Deck, will celebrate his bar mitzvah on Saturday, February 21 at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield. DANIELLA MEDVEDOVSKI, daughter of Alex and Bella Medvedovski, will celebrate her bat mitzvah ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

February 11th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

ABIGAIL AZIA, daughter of Jeffrey and Rebecca Azia, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 14 at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. JOSHUA SEIDNER, son of Jacob and Jodi Seidner, will celebrate his bar ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Mishpatim

February 11th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin If the bull gores a manservant or a maidservant, he shall give silver [in the amount of] thirty shekels to his master, and the bull shall be stoned’ (Ex. 21:32). In last ... Read More


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Hillel and Hoops

February 4th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

Shortly after the NCAA Division One Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments, another national intercollegiate basketball tournament will be taking place in College Park, Md. The University of Maryland Hillel will host the fifth annual National Hillel ... Read More


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Israeli-American college kids meet in L.A.

February 4th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

Israeli-American college students from campuses all across North America gathered in Los Angeles Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 for the inaugural Mishelanu National Conference of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). Mishelanu is a national campus-based program that ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

February 4th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

JULIE BAXT, daughter of Tami Baxt and David Baxt, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 7 at Temple Israel in Westport. EMILY MARRINAN, daughter of Michelle and Greg Marrinan, will celebrate her bat mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Yitro

February 4th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb When I was young I was an avid reader of novels. As I’ve grown older, I have found myself more interested in good biographies. I especially appreciate those biographies of great ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Beshalach

January 28th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), the Jewish people are finally leaving Egypt. They are packing their belongings. It is likely that they limited what they took with ... Read More


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