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Tamar Yonah Show – The Unsung Heroes of Jewish Life [audio]

15 Iyyar 5776 – May 22, 2016
Orly Benny Davis sits in for Tamar and speaks with some courageous people who are making Jewish life better, including a man who opened a synagogue in Libya.

Chabad-Lubavitch Vows ‘Vibrant Jewish Life’ to Continue in Paris

21 Tevet 5775 – January 12, 2015
Chabad Education Chairman Rabbi Krinsky vows vibrant Jewish life will continue in Paris.

Kosher Slaughter Ban Shows Poland Has a Jewish Problem

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
Thirty-eight Sejm members representing Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party joined with the opposition in voting to outlaw ritual slaughter.

Inspiring Our Youth and the Search for Meaning

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Among the many things Judaism can do for you is to give meaning to your life.

Borders: The Eruv In Contemporary Jewish Art – Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of...

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
For most observant Jews, the eruv is invisible. Each week we prepare for Shabbos: ready our food, conclude our mundane affairs, shower, dress and put the house keys in our pocket and check the web that the local eruv is up. Unless there has been a storm or other physical disaster, we can assume everything is okay. Just like the Shabbos calm that descends for 25 hours, the eruv operates for us in the background: essential but unnoticed.

French Jewish Leader: Banning Circumcision Will end Jewish Life in Europe

18 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
The conference, titled "Freedom of Religion and/or Mutual Respect in Europe," was jointly organized by the European Parliament and the European Jewish Association.

Closed: The Last Synagogue in Egypt

29 Elul 5772 – September 16, 2012
Fears for the future of religious minorities in Egypt were accentuated earlier this month when it was announced that the last synagogue in the country would be closed down. The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, which had operated in Alexandria, was the last functioning center of Jewish life in the country. It is now clear that its cavernous halls, built in the nineteenth century, will not be open to worshippers hoping to mark Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services this year.

Podwal’s Lamentations

9 Av 5772 – July 27, 2012
In 1974 Mark Podwal, noted author, illustrator and physician created a spare, illustrated Book of Lamentations. This complete English translation is graced with 28 black and white illustrations, or more correctly, reflections, on the tragic text. Podwal maintains Jeremiah’s alphabetical acrostic of each chapter containing 22 sets of lines, reflecting aleph to tav, denoting each English set with the appropriate Hebrew letter.

Raising Jewish Children – Even When They’re Away At College

1 Elul 5771 – August 31, 2011
American Jews are known for the emphasis they place on academic success. Jewish professors populate America's universities, and, respectively, Jewish doctors, lawyers and politicians help fill the nation's hospitals, law firms and legislatures. At the core of this success are generations of American Jewish parents who have encouraged their children to focus, work hard and succeed from kindergarten through college and graduate school.

The Early Jewish Settlement Of Newport

13 Tevet 5770 – December 30, 2009
In 1636 Roger Williams, after having been banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for what were considered radical religious views, settled at the tip of Narragansett Bay. He was joined by twelve other settlers at what he named Providence Plantation, due to his belief that God had sustained him and his followers.

Forward-Looking Photographs

12 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
The smile is as unmistakable as the pointed white beard, long flowing side curls, black hat, robe and thick white socks.

Jewish Women Artists Talk About Their Work (Part One)

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
On Sunday, February 18, I attended an opening at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life (also known as the Columbia/Barnard Hillel) for the exhibit Words Within.

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