The Holy Name of God | | news-journal.com – Longview News-Journal

| January 9, 2022

What is your fathers name?

Remains of ancient synagogue unearthed in Turkish resort town – Ynetnews

| January 9, 2022

The remains of an ancient synagogue dating back as far as the 7th century have been discovered in a resort town on Turkeys Mediterranean coast. The synagogue was found recently in the town of Side, not far from the tourist hotspot of Antalya, in southern Turkey.

Growth spurt for Sinai funeral home as it marks 120 years J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| January 9, 2022

The year was 1937 when 28-year-old David Rubenstein, an attorney early in his career, became an unofficial leader for the San Franciscobased Jewish funeral home known today as Sinai Memorial Chapel. He served as legal counsel for the local chevra kadisha (the volunteer group in charge of Jewish burials), awaiting his entry to the board, which could only happen with the death of a serving board member. Rubenstein finally joined the board 26 years later, in 1963

The One Resolution You’ll Keep – Tablet Magazine

| January 9, 2022

Everything I ever needed to know about New Years resolutions I learned in eighth grade. It was 2003, during the week that Jews around the world start reading the book of Shemot, or Exodus, and my teacher, Rabbi Pressman, made a deal with us, his adolescent students: If you read through the parsha, twice from the chumash and once with the Targum, for five weeks in a row, Ill give you $10or 40 points to be distributed on your upcoming exams.

Zan* and the Art of Motorcycle Insurance | Steven Greenberg | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| January 9, 2022

I rode this sexy machine (sexy in the old-man, never-heard-of-fuel-injection sense of the term) almost every day for 15 years. Rain or shine, night or day, over some of the most congested roads in the countryit was my primary mode of transportation. It was risky behavior, no question.

Governor Abbott Appoints Five to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide and Anti-Semitism Advisory Commission – Office of the Texas Governor

| January 9, 2022

January 6, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeffery Beck and Kenneth Kenny Goldberg to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor appointed Lucy Taus Katz Providence Umugwaneza for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025 and appointed Rabbi Ilan Emanuel for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. The advisory commission shall conduct a study on anti-Semitism in the state, provide assistance to schools, and meet with appropriate representatives of public and private organizations to provide information in addition to various education duties around the state