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Shabbat music in shul strikes a chord

Shabbat music in shul strikes a chord

NEW YORK — When Rabbi Bruce Dollin first talked to the board at his Conservative synagogue about launching an alternative, singing-centered Shabbat morning service that would use musical instruments, he didn’t encounter much resistance.

Over the two decades he had led the Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver, attendance at the synagogue’s regular Shabbat davening — a traditional egalitarian service — had declined by almost half and most of the 200 weekly worshippers were over age 50. Dollin had just returned from a sabbatical and wanted to test some fresh ideas.

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Lining up for Portuguese citizenship

Lining up for Portuguese citizenshipLISBON — Hunched over a monument for thousands of Jews killed in a 1506 massacre in Lisbon, Danielle Karo (not her real name) felt a swelling in her eyes. To Karo, an American poet and business analyst who is descended from one of Sephardic Jewry’s greatest sages, the massacre is not just ancient history. It is emblematic of the persecution that motivated her to apply for Portuguese citizenship under a 2013 law granting citizenship to the descendants of Sephardim, the term used to refer to ...
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Wrenching journey: Seeking the site of my great-grandmother's death

Wrenching journey: Seeking the site of my great-grandmother's deathI. Desolation In 2012 I travelled to a region of Hungary where no tourist goes. It is nigh impossible to convey the desolation of this region, just north of Hungary’s second largest city, Miskolc, and stretching toward the Slovakian border. Despite what news we’re fed about the successes of the EU, Europe is not equally prosperous. Far from it. I travelled to this depressed region to track down the final resting place of my great-grandmother, known to me as Shaindel “Jenny” Marcus....
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Dylan Sharp assists Ukrainian children

Dylan Sharp assists Ukrainian children Teen Hero WASHINGTON — Dylan Sharp capitalized on his Bar Mitzvah to raise nearly $50,000 from family and friends for the Tikva Children’s Home, an organization that rescues and houses at-risk Jewish children in the Ukraine. Now he’s spreading the word to his peers across the country. At his ceremony in September, Sharp spoke on the bimah of New York’s Temple Shaaray Tefila about how moved he was by the plight of the children at the Odessa home after watching the organization’s vi...

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Retrieving the name of one Holocaust victim

Retrieving the name of one Holocaust victim PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION A PAGE 10 FOR HOW long may the report of a pistol be heard? For most people, less than a second. For Connie Christiansen Gallagher, a lifetime. She remembers today with perfect clarity how a particular pistol shot sounded. She remembers the man — a Nazi militiaman who wore a feather in his hat — who fired the pistol.
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