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NCJW passionate about defeating human trafficking

NCJW passionate about defeating human trafficking

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION
SECTION A PAGE 12

It’s a big job: The need for more knowledge, more money, more buy-in from social justice advocates, more laws — and more enforcement of the laws already on the books.

Open your eyes – you’ll see it. It happens in shopping malls, at highway rest areas, on streets and sidewalks, at truck stops and motels.

The visible interaction usually seems ordinary, innocuous, harmless — hence invisible.

“The crime occurs in secrecy,” says Beatrice Kahn, board director of the National Council of Jewish Women, “yet it’s out in the open — hidden in plain view. It’s happening right around us. If you’re aware, you can see it.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 September 2014 07:32 )

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Holiday Features

Shofar makes house calls

Shofar makes house calls ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 13 LOS ANGELES — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month of Elul, in the run-up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to hear the shofar blown every day except Shabbat. Traditionally this is done in shul. But our small, lay-led congregation does not meet on weekdays. So my wife, Brenda, who blows the shofar for the Movable Minyan, as our congregation is called, offered to visit member...
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‘The Cheese Guy’ ages kosher 60-pound wheels in his basement

‘The Cheese Guy’ ages kosher 60-pound wheels in his basement ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 3 YONKERS, NY — If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in this New York City suburb on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, don’t expect to see the typical meat menu. Delman and his physician wife, Patricia, plan to host a dairy lunch on the first day that features casseroles and quiches. The meal also will feature a cheese tasting with tropical fruits like guava, dates and figs. The sharpness of the cheeses and the sweetness of the fruits make a delic...
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Kosovo Jewry: Small in size, huge in fascination

Kosovo Jewry: Small in size, huge in fascination ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 10 PRISTINA, Kosovo — Boxing Club Prishtina is a squat building on a narrow street around the corner from the parliament in the heart of Kosovo’s capital city. Around the corner, a popular Italian restaurant draws the young Western Europeans and Americans in button-down shirts and open-toed heels who help keep the country running. Walk the other way and you’ll find a dim hole-in-the-wall bar/gallery crammed with their Kosovar peers. But Boxing Club...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:00 )

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Hearing-impaired teen teaches fourth-graders about preventable hearing loss

Hearing-impaired teen teaches fourth-graders about preventable hearing loss ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 23 WASHINGTON — Born with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct in her left ear, Samantha Vinik has lost nearly 94% of her hearing from the congenital degenerative condition. But when the 18-year-old from Millburn, NJ, discovered that one in five teenagers is afflicted with Noise Induced Hearing Loss, or NIHL, she was motivated to find out why. “I learned that this kind of hearing loss was permanent but totally preventable,” Vinik said. Along with two of...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:00 )

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