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Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation: Why we need a national day of hugging

Like you, I was tempted to roll my eyes when I first learned that the calendar for late January declares a National Day of Hugging amongst its notable monthly holidays. Then, I thought back to all...

 

What 'The Sound of Music' Taught My 3-Year-Old About Nazis

(Kveller via JTA)-"The Nazis were bad people who didn't like Jews," I heard myself saying to my 3-year-old. I immediately questioned this rather disappointing explanation. Bad people? What does that...

 

For Tu B'Shevat

When I am among trees By Mary Oliver When I am among the trees,  especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks, and the pines,  they give off such hints of gladness. I...

 

Obituary - LISA ANNE BLACK

Lisa Ann Black, age 64, of Ellicott City, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Florida Hospital—Celebration Health. A native of Washington, D.C., she was born on Nov. 27, 1953, to the late Irving and Selma Pritt Fox. Lisa was a...

 

Obituary - NORMAN SALINSKY

Norman Salinsky, age 79, of Poinciana, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Poinciana Medical Center. He was born on July 28, 1938, in Bronx, New York, to the late Abraham and Rebecca Cohen Salinsky. Norman was a graduate of New York University...

 

Bomb discovered at Joseph's Tomb

(JNS)-A bomb was found, and then detonated in a controlled blast by IDF forces on Monday night at the Jewish holy site of Joseph's tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, known biblically as Shechem....

 

Israeli Knesset passes law that will keep supermarkets, businesses closed on Shabbat

JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s Knesset by a one-vote margin approved a bill that will keep supermarkets and other businesses closed on the Sabbath. The so-called mini-markets bill passed Tuesday morning in a 58-57 vote on its second and third readings...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 26, 2018

Netanyahu trip comes as Israel-India defense and tech ties continue to grow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India is occurring against the backdrop of a massive and still growing river of defense sales and technology transfers from Jerusalem to New...

 

'Baby Moshe' returns to Mumbai Chabad House where his parents were massacred

(JTA)-Moshe Holtzberg, who lost both his parents in a 2008 terror attack at the Chabad House in Mumbai, visited his old room accompanied by the Indian nanny who saved his life and by Israel's prime...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he will not step down amid blackmail allegations WASHINGTON (JTA)—Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said he will not resign over allegations that he threatened to blackmail a one-time lover despite calls by state...

 

For student with unique circumstances, new Jewish two-year college program is a godsend

NEW YORK-Yechiel Malik was born and raised an hour's drive from New York City, but until age 10 he spoke only Yiddish. He grew up in an all-Hasidic village in New York's Hudson Valley, and for most...

 

Pulled Pork Kugel and other transgressive traditions from the ultimate treif banquet

SAN FRANCISCO (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-"Az men est khazer, zol es shoyn rinen ibern moyl" goes an old Yiddish saying: "If you're going to eat pork, eat it until your mouth...

 

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