News

Netanyahu says new building ‘teaches of sacrifice for land of Israel,' ahead of annual Memorial Day remembrances [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source Times of Israel
The Netflix series that addresses teen suicide is a wake-up call for adults to stop failing their children [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source Times of Israel
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source JPost Headlines
James Zogby speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., October 2012. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. State Department's most recent religious freedoms report includes more than 1,400 words on access to holy sites in Israel. The most recent report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source JTA

Learning & Culture

Comedians Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo—or, Ronna Glickman and Beverly Ginsburg, as they're known in character—are confidantes and quintessential yentas. Their alter egos been best friends for over 40 years. They are from north of Boston and have the accents to prove it. They are “fiscally conservative, socially liberal,” [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Tablet Magazine
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by The Library of Congress is a gorgeous book. It shares over 200 images of old library cards (often handwritten), wonderful vintage oak cabinets that once held the cards, frontispieces of first editions of Little Women, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, The [...]
Fri, Apr 28, 2017
Source Tablet Magazine
How is a Baby Made? More specifically, what determines the future characteristics of the child? One answer emerges from the story of Yaakov's breeding of the sheep, an answer that seems to be endorsed by the Talmud: a child's character is shaped by what the mother and father [...]
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Source A Message from the Rosh HaYeshiva
In many ways, Yitzchak's life parallels that of Avraham. He travels to a foreign land to avoid a famine where he then claims that his wife is his sister to prevent her abduction and is subsequently blessed with great wealth. He renews the covenant that Avraham made with [...]
Sat, Dec 03, 2016
Source A Message from the Rosh HaYeshiva
European Judaism looks healthy, and secure. And yet, the majority of European Jews, seconded by many Jewish and non-Jewish experts, insist that catastrophe may lie ahead. Read in full on Mosaic. [...]
Tue, Aug 06, 2013
Source Jewish Ideas Daily – Daily Features

Community

Event Everyone turned out in their best fancy dress for a day of Purim celebrations at Belmont shul, where the entertainment was totally novel – a digital portrait artist. Attendees, who also got the chance to hear the Megillah in a packed shul and enjoy an array of delicious food for [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Source Office of the Chief Rabbi
Event Pinner United and Norwich Hebrew Congregation continued to reap the fruits of their twinning labours as the two communities spent another Shabbat together. As well as some highly enjoyable joint services and meals, other highlights included insightful Divrei Torahs and an education programme that explored the history of Jews persecuted [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Source Office of the Chief Rabbi
Powder compact owned by Jacob StopnickiThe Wieder family was very anxious upon their return visit to Yad Vashem. Last year, Tina and Marcel toured Yad Vashem with their two sons, Erik and Sean, in honor of Sean's bar mitzvah. However, due to a recent extraordinary discovery by staff in Yad [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source Insights and Perspectives from Yad Vashem
First Cousins Reunite at Yad Vashem "I grew up believing that we had no family, that everyone was murdered in Poland…Thanks to Yad Vashem, we discovered that we are not alone" Henia Moskowitz BorensteinSisters Henia Borenstein Moskowitz and Rywka Borenstein Patchnik on their way to meet first cousins Fania Band [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source Insights and Perspectives from Yad Vashem

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