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October 2018

Celebrating 70 Years of Israeli Heroes and Hope

FOR JEWS THE world over, Israel remains central to their very identity, and inspires the hopes and dreams of the Jewish people. Every single...

Hakarat haTov

LONG AFTER MY parents stopped using their portable dishwasher as a dishwasher, Dad and I used the wood top surface as a drop point...

L’dor v’dor

IT’S RARE THAT I get to turn the lens (or computer in my case) and focus on myself in an article. It’s much easier...

Family Lore

OCTOBER: A MONTH for stories and events that evoke fear, excitement and awe. And, no, I am not talking about Halloween. It’s Family History...

Graceful Aging

ON HIGH HOLIDAYS we traditionally chant: “Al tasheicheni l’et ziknah”- “Do not cast me into old age” (Psalm 71:9). My dear teacher, Rabbi Abraham...

“A splintered Soul”

MORE THAN 73 years have passed since the Holocaust met its deserved demise, so one would think that after all the writings, lectures, poetry,...

Forever Young Assisted Living

I HAVE REACHED a point in my life as an immigrant where if I want to see my parents, I need to go to...

JLife Extra: Fall Fanfare

October 2018 Synagogues and organizations kick off 5759’s new programs By Ilene Schneider   Now that the High Holy Days are over, new programs are in full swing...

Coming Down the Mountain

It comes to reaching the top of Masada, the ancient remains of King Herod’s fortress built in 30 BC on a plateau overlooking the...

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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...