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“Covers” inaugurates new division of Folksbiene

“Covers” inaugurates new division of Folksbiene

A new play, “Covers,” exploring the Russian-Jewish immigrant experience inaugurates Folksbiene RU, a new initiative of the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbiene, co-created in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group.  Directed by… Read more »

Torah Portion: Beha’alotecha

Torah Portion: Beha’alotecha

By Shlomo Riskin “In the second month [Iyar] on the afternoon of the fourteenth day, he shall prepare it [the second Passover Sacrifice]” (Numbers 9:11) One of the many injunctions… Read more »

Torah Portion — Naso

Torah Portion — Naso

By Shlomo Riskin This week’s reading of Naso describes the “sota,” the woman who acts immodestly. At the very least, she sequesters herself alone with a man despite the fact… Read more »

TorahPortion: Bamidbar/Shavuot

TorahPortion: Bamidbar/Shavuot

“Wherever you go, I shall go…Your nation will be my nation, your God my God…” (Ruth 1:16) Despite the conventional wisdom that Judaism attempts to “push away” converts, and despite the… Read more »

Former Westport rabbinic intern joins St. Louis synagogue

Former Westport rabbinic intern joins St. Louis synagogue

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Rori Picker Neiss, who previously served as a congregational intern at Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk, has been named director of programming, education and community engagement… Read more »

KOLOT: The status of Brit Milah today

KOLOT: The status of Brit Milah today

By Rabbi Gary Atkins   Although the covenant of brit milah – ritual circumcision – goes back to earlier Torah portions in the book of Genesis, brit milah as a… Read more »

TorahPortion — Behar Behukotai

TorahPortion — Behar Behukotai

By Shlomo Riskin “If your brother becomes impoverished and his support is faltering when he is with you, you must strengthen him, the stranger and resident [ger vetoshav], so that… Read more »

TorahPortion: Emor

TorahPortion: Emor

By Shlomo Riskin “I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel…” (Leviticus 22:32) ­ Neither the Bible nor Jewish law has ever seen martyrdom as an ideal… Read more »

From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

  Students at the Lipman Jewish Day School celebrated Israel’s 65th anniversary in much the same way as students all across the U.S. – with lots of fun activities focusing… Read more »

BY THE NUMBERS: Teens and the Jewish Future

BY THE NUMBERS: Teens and the Jewish Future

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – According to a new study, Jewish Student Connection (JSC) clubs are indeed helping Jewish teens take ownership of their Jewish future. The study looked at the… Read more »

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