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Kolot – Let Your Voices Be Heard

April 18th, 2018 | by LedgerOnline

A poem by Silvia Pasternak   I look out the window And see the flag at half-mast. It brings to my mind tragedies of the past; Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, Charleston, Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs… schools, a ... Read More

Jewish Life

KOLOT – Hashem Echad 

August 2nd, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

Written for Michal Salomon, the wife of Elad Salomon, who was murdered, along with his father and sister, in the terror attack in Neve Tzuf (Halamish) on Friday night, July 21. Michal and Elad and their ... Read More

CT News

Auschwitz: A Visit Long Deferred

November 2nd, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs It should always be cold, it seems to me, at Auschwitz, and the sky should always be a dreary gray. Unless it is a very hot day, I am always cold. ... Read More

Jewish Life

KOLOT – Saving Jewish Lives

October 5th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Ina Silverman Last summer a man attempted to detonate bombs on the light rail train in Jerusalem. Security guards noticed something amiss and foiled the plan, saving many lives on the crowded train. Reports noted ... Read More

Jewish Life

Kolot – Why We Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

September 27th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs Despite the violence that plagues American cities and the growth of terrorism around the world Jews will welcome Rosh Hashanah 5777 on Sunday evening, Oct. 2, with hope that the New Year ... Read More

Jewish Life

Kolot – On Becoming a Woman

September 21st, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Jessica Lubka I’ve always had a hard time remembering; what I ate for breakfast, what my mom told me to do before leaving the house, even my own father’s birthday. In my eyes, my brain ... Read More

Jewish Life

KOLOT – Isaac Is We, and We Are Isaac

August 17th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Howard Meyerowitz I had been away from Jewish practice for many years, but when I began coming back to being observant I was determined to find ideas and people with whom I could connect. I ... Read More

CT News

Kolot – Almost A Mother

May 4th, 2016 | by LedgerOnline

By Irene Frisch Although my own mother has been dead for a long time, I remember her vividly, always with great love. Yet, on this Mother’s Day I am thinking about a woman who never had ... Read More

Jewish Life

KOLOT – “I am Jewish”

April 15th, 2015 | by LedgerOnline

By Emmy Roday and Max Kitay These words lined the signs placed in the hands of 3,000 Jewish teens, as they raised them up in reverence to their identities, their communities and their homeland. On Feb. ... Read More

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