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Torah Portion – Toldot

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb My paternal grandfather, Chaim Yitzchak Weinreb, was an old-school Jew, with roots in the region of eastern Poland known as Galicia. He had studied under renowned Talmudists back in the old ... Read More


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B’NAI MITZVAH

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

RACHEL COHEN, daughter of Laura and David Cohen, will celebrate her bat mitzvah on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester. EMILY GELL, daughter of Rachel and Jeffrey Gell, will celebrate her ... Read More


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In the Sukkah

November 20th, 2014 | by Chris Bonito

In October, SummerWood residents invited friends and family to share a meal with them – and enjoy musical entertainment by “The Klezmen” – in the sukkah of the West Hartford senior living community... Read More


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Torah Portion – Chaye Sara

November 12th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin We recently marked one year since the passing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the great halachic and political leader of millions of Jews throughout Israel and the world. Our portion this week devotes an ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Vayera

November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin One of the most difficult narratives in our Bible is the story of the “binding” (akeda) of Isaac. How can the Almighty God, the God of compassionate righteousness and moral justice (Gen. 18:19), ... Read More


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The Jewish future… in 18 words or less 


November 5th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

Greater Hartford’s Aim Chai Community Endowment Campaign is sponsoring its first Chai-ku contest for K-12 students to express what the Jewish community means to them. Winning entries will be featured at the Chai-Ku Slam in March ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Lech Lecha

October 29th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb I often wonder about my grandparents and their grandparents. Who were they? What was their world like? Most of all, I wonder about the decisions that they made, and whether those ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Noah

October 22nd, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin Noah may have been righteous and wholehearted as an individual, but he lacked the strength and the boldness to confront God’s decision and to oppose the wicked ways of the world. “Noah was ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Bereshit

October 15th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin “And God completed on the seventh day the creative work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His creative work which He had made.” (Gen. 2:2) On ... Read More


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Torah Portion – Sukkot

October 8th, 2014 | by Judie Jacobson

By Shlomo Riskin This three-week festival period – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot – may be viewed and experienced in two dimensions simultaneously; the universalist, nationalist dimension, and the particularistic, individual – family dimension. Rosh Hashanah ... Read More


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