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Special Shabbat service at Cong. Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom invites the public to its Shabbat service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14th. The service, led by Rabbi Karen Allen, will honor the military service of our members, family, and friends in honor of Veteran’s Day. It will also...

 

Jewish women try to make sense of mikveh maelstrom

Among the things that Jewish women value most about the mikveh (ritual bath) experience is the feeling of seclusion, sanctity, and safety. "But the need to feel respected and comfortable is the most...

 

'Paper Love': Paving the way for post-survivor storytelling

NEW YORK (JTA)-As the last generation of Holocaust survivors ages and dies, efforts to capture their final, untold stories have abounded. But in her new book "Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 14, 2014

Lee Zeldin becomes Congress' sole

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Results late Tuesday showed Republicans winning control of the United States Senate as well as wins for fresh faces with close Jewish and pro-Israel ties. In Long Island, Lee Zeldin,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 14, 2014

Israel moves to ease path to conversion for those not considered Jewish

TEL AVIV (JTA)-The Israeli government has adopted a major reform expected to ease the path to conversion for hundreds of thousands of Israelis now prohibited from marrying in the Jewish state. In the...

 

Scene Around

Of all places, Germany?... With the remembrance of the Holocaust, the thought of anti-Semitism is never far from my thoughts. I know about its revival in many parts of Europe... but in Germany? I...

 

Author Brad Herzog visits the Jewish Academy of Orlando

On Nov. 3 and 4 the students at the Jewish Academy of Orlando had the privilege to welcome children's author Brad Herzog to the school. Herzog has a handful of honors and awards over the years while...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Arab-Israelis riot to protest killing by Israel Police JERUSALEM (JTA)—At least 20 Arab-Israelis were arrested during riots in the Arab-Israeli town of Kfar Kana in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a resident by Israel Police. On Sunday, the...

 

At 97, Holocaust survivor and mandolin player Emily Kessler gets her Lincoln Center debut

For Emily Kessler, a Holocaust survivor, the prospect of performing at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall is less worrying than figuring out what to wear for the occasion. "I came to the conclusion,"...

 

Jewish school enrollment up 12 percent, fueled by haredi Orthodox growth

NEW YORK (JTA)—Jewish day school enrollment in the United States is up 12 percent from five years ago, primarily due to growth in haredi Orthodox schools. Nearly 255,000 students are enrolled in 861 Jewish day schools from the pre-K level through...

 

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