• Non-denominational or non-Orthodox?
    in Jewish Society, Latest Articles

    By Daniel Levine
    November 25, 2015

    As an Orthodox Jew, there have been many times in my life where I have felt unwelcome in the wider Jewish community. This feeling of discomfort has arisen in a wide variety of circumstances: from being unable to attend certain programs at my local JCC in middle school due to programs which violated Shabbat, to…

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    JWW honors Gabriel family with night of music, art
    in Jewish Society, Latest Articles

    By Sarit Kashanian
    November 24, 2015

    At their annual gala in recognition of leading community philanthropists, Jewish World Watch presented the Katzburg Gabriel family with the Global Soul Award Wednesday night in Royce Hall. According to co-founder Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Jewish World Watch (JWW) was founded in 2004 in response to the genocide in Darfur. It had also been 10 years since the Rwandan…

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    Taste of Torah: God is in this place
    in Latest Articles, Rabbi's Corner

    By Sepehr Hakakian
    November 20, 2015

    This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayetze, starts with Jacob camping for the night and resting his head on a stone to sleep. He dreams of a ladder stretching to the heavens, with endless angels ascending and descending the ladder (Genesis 28:10-12). A religious person might say the angels represent how our requests and pleas and flow…

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    Kosher Korner: Soul-warming onion soup
    in Jewish Society, Latest Articles

    By Devorah Friedman
    November 19, 2015

    As the weather turns cooler, it’s nice to enjoy some hot, comforting soul food. To me, a rich onion soup is the peak of comfort and definitely something to anticipate at the end of a long, windy day spent trudging to and from Ackerman, Franz and Broad. It’s easy to make and simple enough in…

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    Wake up, world: It is not just Paris
    in Latest Articles, Politics

    By Inbar Goren
    November 18, 2015

    Unless you live under a rock or do not have a Facebook account, you have probably noticed that almost everyone on Facebook has changed his or her profile picture to include the French flag filter. People have done this to show their support and sympathy to the French people after the horrific shootings and bombings…