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New online service helps the bereaved

New online service helps the bereaved

When Sharon Rosen’s mother passed away, she was exhausted and overwhelmed by the stress of making final arrangements, fielding endless phone calls from family and friends, and figuring out what… Read more »

ARTS & CULTURE — Israeli dance company set to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

ARTS & CULTURE — Israeli dance company set to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

By Mara Dresner Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the Israeli artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works… Read more »

TorahPortion     Ve’etchanan Shabbat Nachamu

TorahPortion Ve’etchanan Shabbat Nachamu

By Shlomo Riskin  “Comfort you, comfort you, My People” (Isaiah 40:1) The Shabbat after Tisha B’Av is known as the Shabbat of Comfort, a phrase taken from the first verse… Read more »

The Talking Books are Live!

The Talking Books are Live!

In the spring of 2011, two Fellows from the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. picked up more than 200 Yiddish books from the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. They… Read more »

Torah Portion        Devarim

Torah Portion Devarim

By Shlomo Riskin  “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for… Read more »

The Nine Days  “When the month of Av begins, we reduce our joy”

The Nine Days “When the month of Av begins, we reduce our joy”

  The Three Weeks is a period of mourning that commemorates the tragic destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem and the subsequent exile of the Jews from… Read more »

Matot Masei

Matot Masei

By Shlomo Riskin The tribes of Gad and Reuven are so taken with the grazing potential of the land east of the Jordan River that they request permission to remain… Read more »

Torah Portion – Pinchas

Torah Portion – Pinchas

By Shlomo Riskin   This week’s portion of Pinchas emphasizes different types of leadership – and especially the necessary switch-over from the authoritative, majestic, scepter-staff leadership of Moses to the… Read more »

KOLOT – A Jewish Mother’s Letter to Her Son on His 30th Birthday

KOLOT – A Jewish Mother’s Letter to Her Son on His 30th Birthday

By Linda The following is a letter written by Linda, a New Haven mother, to her son after he visited with his parents to celebrate his 30th birthday.  As Linda’s… Read more »

KOLOT — The Importance of Jewish Day Schools

KOLOT — The Importance of Jewish Day Schools

  By Rabbi Mordechai Weiss   I have been active in Jewish education for nearly four decades. During that time I was fortunate to lead two schools as principal –… Read more »

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