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Torah Portion – Shemot

January 18th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I was always taught of the advantage of simplicity in language. My favorite author during my adolescence was Ernest Hemingway, and I remember reading comments that he made criticizing those who ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

January 11th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

AARON SCHLOSSBERG, son of Karen and Philip Schlossberg, celebrated his bar mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 7 at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. SKYLAR SLAVIN, daughter of Lori and Jonathan Slavin, will celebrate her bat mitzvah ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayechi

January 11th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “Judah, to you shall your brothers give homage” (Gen. 49:8) The climax of our biblical portion of Vayechi – and indeed of the entire Book of Genesis – comes in the death-bed scene ... Read More


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A Glowing Havdalah

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

On Saturday, Dec. 10, party-goers at Friendship Circle of Greater Hartford’s annual Havdalah Party (like Rachel and Avigail, pictured here) enjoyed and evening of glow-in-the-dark cotton candy, face painting, air hockey and a fire juggling show. ... Read More


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Learn to perform the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

According to Jewish tradition Bikur Cholim – visiting the sick – is a core Jewish value for which the reward is felt by both giver and receiver. Several Connecticut Jewish agencies are offering the opportunity for ... Read More


B'nai Mitzvah

B’NAI MITZVAH

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

HANNAH LEVY, daughter of Margot Levy, and David and Jodi Levy, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Congregation Beth El in Norwalk. NATHANIEL LIPSET, son of Jennifer Lipset, will celebrate his bar ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayigash

January 4th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “And Joseph fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on [Joseph’s] neck.” [Gen. 45:14] This poignant moment when these two brothers are reunited after a separation of twenty-two years ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayeshev

December 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Shlomo Riskin “For the candle is the commandment and the Torah is light.” [Prov. 6:23] As we prepare for the festival of Chanukah – which commences at the conclusion of the Sabbath – it behooves ... Read More


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