Letters To The Editor – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 18, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press A Life-Giving Stadium I had the zechus, together with my wife, to travel down from Canada to attend the Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. I was truly astounded at the concern of the organizers for everyone sitting in the cold weather

Progressively Speaking: Blue Monday, the year’s most depressing day – Jewish News

| January 18, 2020

The third Monday in January was designated Blue Monday by a holiday company in 2005 and has since caught the attention of the public for being the most depressing day of the year.

A Shul With A Story: Shomrei Emunah Keepers of The Faith – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 18, 2020

Photo Credit: Shomrei Emunah Kedusha. That is the word that kept reverberating through my mind as I walked into the Shomrei Emunah synagogue and it only heightened throughout my visit

Changing the Jewish Narrative – Lubavitch.com

| January 18, 2020

For many, Belgrade's Jewish community is defined by the tragedy of the Holocaust. But as a new movement devoted to changing the narrative grows, the citys Jews are discovering the joys of a vibrant, sustainable Jewish experience. Does Jewish life have a future in Belgrade?

The Bible Says What? ‘Reuben slept with his father’s concubine’ – Jewish News

| January 18, 2020

While Israel (Jacob) stayed in that land, Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his fathers concubine; and Israel (Jacob) found out.(Genesis 35:22) These are the only details shared in the Torah that Reuben, son of Jacob and Leah, lays with the handmaiden of Rachel, his fathers other wife. However, Bilhah is more than simply Rachels handmaiden, she is also the mother of Jacobs sons, Dan and Naftali.

What Is Life Worth? Thoughts on the Siyum HaShas – Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut

| January 18, 2020

Authors note: This brief talk was presented at the Hadran Womens Siyyum Ha-Shas in Jerusalem on January 5, 2020, 8 Tevet 5780. Standing at the podium, looking out on a sea of over 3,300 people, mostly women, celebrating Torah study together felt like walking in a dream. There was so much hope and power in that room.

Hunters creator on killing Nazis and casting Al Pacino in his Jewish superhero series – The Boston Globe

| January 18, 2020

We face incredible advents of Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia throughout the world today, he says.

Tiffany Haddish: The ‘word of God’ is the ‘best gift’ – The Salem News

| January 18, 2020

Tiffany Haddish thinks the "word of God" is the "best gift" you can give someone.

Sheltered at Theater J, Reviewed – Washington City Paper

| January 18, 2020

Teresa CastracaneIts April 1939, and in their Providence, Rhode Island, drawing room, the affluent Leonard (David Schlumpf) and Evelyn Kirsch (Erin Weaver) are having a drink before their dinner guests, Roberta (Kimberly Gilbert) and Martin Bloom (Alexander Strain), arrive.

Religion briefs: Activist Enola Aird to speak Sunday in New Haven – CTPost

| January 18, 2020

Published 2:54pm EST, Friday, January 17, 2020 NEW HAVEN Enola Aird will lead a conversation on Racial Healing, Injustice and Reconciliation, immediately following the 11 a.m. 19 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven