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October 2020

Staying Connected

    Times are difficult for many right now, especially this time of year when Jews are used to visiting with family and friends....

Respecting Our Elders

    There is a well-known anecdote about Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky sitting on an international flight next to a prominent Israeli politician.     Throughout...

A Journey Back to Synagogue Life

   Rabbi Wieder, when he leads a minyan, often has us go through a short exercise before we utter the words of the Shema....

Clarity and the Coronavirus

    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives, and yet I sense that it has also brought...

Zooming to Stay in Touch

    A generation that grew up with black-and-white TV is now video chatting like teenagers. Seniors who used to watch people using video chat...

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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...