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Modern take on Biblical story in Zwerin novel

Modern take on Biblical story in Zwerin novel

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HOW does the biblical account of Nadav and Abihu, the ill-fated sons of Aaron the High Priest, relate to Nate and Avi, fictional Jewish brothers scrambling to survive in Holocaust-era Yugoslavia?

Jump into Ray Zwerin’s novel Holy Fire — a fascinating juxtaposition of time and circumstance — to discover the answer.

Zwerin, Temple Sinai’s rabbi emeritus, is the co-leader of the synagogue’s long running Torah study group, where nothing escapes examination, speculation or a direct challenge.

This applies to Leviticus 10, in which Nadav and Abihu anger G-d for offering a “strange fire . . . which G-d had not commanded of them.

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Passover, no potatoes? No, you won’t starve

Passover, no potatoes? No,  you won’t starveWith Passover come so many food restrictions, so why would someone write a Passover cookbook excluding one of the few things we may eat on Passover, namely potatoes? With wheat and most other grains out of the picture, as well as legumes, the potato is one of the few starches included in Passover cooking. While there’s nothing inherently offensive about potatoes, there’s nothing really exciting about them, either, obviously excluding French fries. Passover cooks can get into a rut, relying...

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 March 2012 14:37 )

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Records broken at Jewish film festival

Records broken at Jewish film festivalAttendance records were again smashed by the Denver Jewish Film Festival (DJFF), Feb. 23-March 4. The event attracted 6,485 participants over its 10-day run. The program included nine sold out screenings, seven special events (including receptions, parties, and post-film discussions with filmmakers), and 22 films specifically selected for Denver area audiences. Due to the continued construction on the Elaine Wolf Theatre, the DJFF partnered with The Denver Film Society (DFS) who welcomed the D...
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Influence of Shlomo Carlebach just keeps spreading

Influence of Shlomo Carlebach just keeps spreadingBERKELEY, Calif. — When David and Batsheva Miller left Israel for California in 1994, they sorely missed signer-spiritualist Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and their community at the moshav, or Israeli town, founded by Carlebach. Nothing, even in Berkeley, compared to Shabbat on the moshav, Meor Modiin. So they created gatherings at their home, enlivening them with Carlebach melodies — what Miller calls “nusach Shlomo.” “It was a landing pad for people coming back from Israel, including us, ...
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In the end, Beren Academy gets to play — but loses

In the end, Beren Academy gets to play — but losesFORT WORTH, Texas — The Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston lost, 46-42, to Abilene Christian in the 2A private and parochial boys basketball state championship game. Beren, which finished its season with a school record 25-6 mark, had grabbed national headlines with its push for a pre-Shabbat starting time for its semifinal game on March 2. The Stars defeated Dallas Covenant, 58-46, to secure a spot in the title game on Saturday night after the Jewish Sabbath....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:08 )

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