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Young Jews find spirituality outside the synagogue – The Jerusalem Post

| August 13, 2017

NEW YORK Michelle Reyf isnt really a synagogue-goer. Until recently, the 28-year-old, who works for a Jewish nonprofit, was perfectly happy to get her spiritual fulfillment at Buddhist prayer services and meditation retreats. Synagogue did not appeal to her for a variety of reasons she found the crowd to be older and the atmosphere to be impersonal.



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The ancient Jewish art of preserving kept fresh – The Times of Israel

| August 9, 2017

Like the sauerkraut carefully placed inside a hot pastrami on rye, or the jam peering invitingly through the triangular windows of hamantaschen, preserves play a central, centuries-old and perhaps-overlooked role in Jewish cuisine. Now, a first-of-its-kind book aims to, ahem, preserve the tradition. In The Joys of Jewish Preserving, Chicago-based food writer and blogger Emily Paster shares 75 recipes that will get readers reaching for their cans and jars as they learn to make jams and pickled foods, including holiday fare.



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Sacramento Celebrates Talmud Completion – Chabad.org

| August 3, 2017

Sacramento has a small Jewish community, with perhaps no more than two-dozen households where Shabbat and kashrut are kept. Yet it will host a big celebration on Thursday night, when a group of dedicated students will celebrate the completion of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud. Since Talmudic times, such a celebrationcalled a siyumhas been a festive affair, marking the culmination of weeks, months, and in this case, years of achievement.



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Literary world fired up over debut short story collection by gay immigration lawyer – The Times of Israel

| August 2, 2017

NEW YORK Ikeda Yataros body was cremated today. May his soul be forever damned. The flames claimed his corpse and his roses all that was left of the man.



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Interview: Joshua Z. Weinstein on Making the Hasidic Drama Menashe – slantmagazine

| July 30, 2017

The Hasidim, extremely religious Jews known for their reclusiveness and distinctive clothing, are rarely represented on screen. Their beliefs and values put them at odds with secular culture, meaning they’re usually seen from an outsider’s perspectiveand when they are seen with an insider’s eye, it’s almost always that of someone running away from the community. Menashe, written, shot, and directed by Joshua Z



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Corn Stock honors longtime program artist and set designer Bill … – Peoria Journal Star

| July 29, 2017

Leslie Renken Journal Star arts reporter @leslierenken PEORIA Bill Nolden got the theater bug in 1957, and it never went away. Nolden was nearing 30 when an acquaintance asked him to help fill out the chorus in Corn Stock Theatres 1957 production of Carousel. I had one small speaking role, but I got the acting bug and decided I would come back the following year, said Nolden.



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In our personal house of prayer, think big – thejewishchronicle.net

| July 29, 2017

Parshat Devarim Deuteronomy 1:13:22 Shabbat Chazon One of the proudest moments of my life occurred at a yeshiva summer camp, where I spent five days a week learning Torah and two days a week touring Europe.



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A widowed Hasidic father faces a custody battle in the New York drama Menashe – A.V. Club (blog)

| July 27, 2017

Before making the film Menashe, documentarian Joshua Weinstein donned a yarmulke and explored Brooklyns Borough Park, getting to know the stories and personalities of New Yorks Hasidic Jews. That was the easy part of the process. It was trickier when Weinstein returned to the neighborhood with a camera crew to work with the locals hed hired for his cast.



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Brightening ‘The Nine Days,’ Sacramento Celebrates Talmud Completion – Chabad.org

| July 26, 2017

Sacramento has a small Jewish community, with perhaps no more than two-dozen households where Shabbat and kashrut are kept. Yet it will host a big celebration on Thursday night, when a group of dedicated students will celebrate the completion of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud.



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Oldest synagogue in the Americas is only non-Christian site to join Brazilian religious tourism project – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 26, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) The Kahal Zur Israel, the oldest synagogue in the Americas, has become the first Jewish site to join a Brazilian governmental tourism project. The synagogue is the only non-Christian temple to join the Sacred Recife project, which includes another seven churches, chapels and basilicas in the city of Recife, located in Brazils northeastern corner



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