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Binghamton victim loved to help

WASHINGTON — Roberta “Bobbie” King almost wasn’t teaching English at the American Civic Association building in Binghamton, NY, on the Friday afternoon of April 3....

Katrina rebuilding efforts fueling youth movement

NEW ORLEANS — In mid-March, more than 500 of the Jewish federation system’s young leaders descended upon the St. Bernard Parish in metropolitan New Orleans to help...

Soloveitchik and Schechter Haggadahs

NEW YORK —— Why is this Passover different than all other Passovers? On most Passovers, it is the liberal Jewish denominations that seek to reinterpret the holiday...

A sun-size birthday

By The Bostoner Rebbe Our sun may be some 150 million kilometers away, with its heat and light sustaining life here on earth; over a million kilometers wide and big...

Conservative alumni like ‘indie minyans’

NEW YORK — It’s been a tough few weeks for the leadership of the United Synagogue, the Conservative movement’s synagogue association. The recent announcement that...

Tel Aviv centenary: first Hebrew city an international destination

TEL AVIV — When Yoram Kaniuk was born in Tel Aviv in 1930, it was a small place with just 20,000 people and a handful of paved roads. But for […]

Blessing of the sun

By Yehudis Fishman BOULDER —— Every so often — maybe even once in a lifetime — a person sees an open miracle. Every 28 years, there is a mitzvah that […]

‘CP is part of my everyday living’: David’s story

David Last darts his fair-haired head into the reception office at Herzl-RMHA’s lower school. “Now what?” he asks his mom Sheryl, who is close but far from cloying....

The painful fraternity of the kidnapped

Karnit Goldwasser, a slim, attractive Israeli, stands before the Allied Jewish Federation board to call attention to the continuing plight of Gilad Shalit. Since Shalit...

Sun blessing: Rare ritual meets ecology

NEW YORK — Jews across the denominational spectrum are gearing up for the observance of an obscure Jewish ritual “the blessing over the sun,” with a range of...