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Jewish Film Series set to open in Southbury

Jewish Film Series set to open in Southbury

SOUTHBURY – The Jewish Film Festival Series, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Western CT, will open on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. with “Koch,” the acclaimed documentary about… Read more »

‘Kaddish, Women’s Voices’ depicts struggle between modernity and modern Orthodoxy

‘Kaddish, Women’s Voices’ depicts struggle between modernity and modern Orthodoxy

By Rabbi Jack Riemer/JNS.org Rabbi Norman Lamm once said that when modernity fights with the liberal movements in Judaism, it is not a fair fight because modernity always win, and… Read more »

TorahPortion — Sukkot

TorahPortion — Sukkot

By Shlomo Riskin “You shall dwell in booths for seven days… So that your generations will know that I caused the children of Israel to dwell in booths when I… Read more »

TorahPortion – Shabbat Shuvah: Ha’azinu

TorahPortion – Shabbat Shuvah: Ha’azinu

It was advertised as one symposium at a major psychology conference. It was to be a discussion about memory and forgetfulness. But it turned out to be one of the… Read more »

Nitzavim-Vayelech

Nitzavim-Vayelech

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb In just a few days we usher in a new year, and by the time we read the next Torah portion it will already be… Read more »

Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

Torah Portion – Ki Tavo

We all have our secret lives. I don’t mean to say that each of us has a sinister side, which we wickedly act out in some deep, dark, private world…. Read more »

Torah Portion – Ki Tetzei

Torah Portion – Ki Tetzei

There is a phrase that one hears quite commonly: “It is what it is.” There is something that has always disturbed me about that phrase. To me, the phrase seems… Read more »

Torah Portion – Shoftim

Torah Portion – Shoftim

By Shlomo Riskin ‘When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to… Read more »

TorahPortion – Re’eh

TorahPortion – Re’eh

By Shlomo Riskin “You [Israel] are the children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves and do not place a bald spot between your eyes…” (Deuteronomy 14:1-2) One… Read more »

Torah Portion — Eikev

Torah Portion — Eikev

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… Read more »

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