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Shofar makes house calls

Shofar makes house calls

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION
SECTION 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’s homes to perform the ritual there.

“It will be more personal,” I remember her saying.

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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 ( Monday, 22 September 2014 06:04 )

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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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Daughter visits rescuer in Belgium

Daughter visits rescuer in BelgiumBALTIMORE — Tanya Klein grew up knowing that her mother, Tova Silverstein (nee Lowenbraun), had survived the Holocaust in hiding in her native Belgium. Mom, however, shared few details — only her rescuer’s surname, Larose, and the name of the village, Villers-Poterie. But at a family wedding in 2009, Klein’s chat with a cousin launched a quest to find and meet one of her mother’s rescuers. Last week the Baltimore woman took another significant step: applying to Yad Vashem, Israel’s...
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