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Sephardic Surnames Sephardic Genealogy

| December 13, 2017

Do I have a Sephardic surname? Sephardic surnames were invented by a well-meaning, if confused, Ashkenazi amateur genealogist in the 1990s

NORTHSHORE JEWISH CONGREGATION – Home

| December 6, 2017

The Northshore Jewish Congregation, fondly known as the “NJC,” is on thenorthshore of Lake Pontchartrain about 30 miles from downtown New Orleans.Located in Mandeville, we are the only synagogue between Baton Rouge and Biloxi,Mississippi.

High Holy Days 2017 Congregation B’nai B’rith

| December 3, 2017

Dear CBB Family, The time has come to begin thinking about Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn : NPR

| November 24, 2017

Joe Diangelo, 28, says he was sexually abused at a mikvah, a bathhouse usually used by women for ritual cleansing, when he was 7. He no longer has contact with his family. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption Joe Diangelo, 28, says he was sexually abused at a mikvah, a bathhouse usually used by women for ritual cleansing, when he was 7.

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court – The …

| November 22, 2017

Most Hasidic women do not pursue high-profile success in the outside world. They are taught their most sacred role is to maintain the religious sanctity of their home and raise their children. What a woman does in order to enhance her glory is not put herself out as an example to other people in the public domain, but rather in private, in the home, said Samuel Heilman, a professor of sociology at City University of New York and an expert on the Orthodox and Hasidic communities

Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage | Susan G. Komen

| September 28, 2017

In the U.S., breast cancer risk is slightly higher among Jewish women than among other women [27]. This increased risk is likely due to the high prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in Jewish women of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews).

We helped Blanche discover more about her famous family – Jewish News (blog)

| August 25, 2017

As every working parent will tell you, modern families lead busy lives. Mums and dads findthemselves juggling work presentations with spelling tests, interview preparation with school plays and client calls with science projects. The death this month of Blanche Lindo Blackwell [pictured below] at the age of 104was widely reported in national newspapers

Russian Jewish immigrant Spektor infuses music with wit, vulnerability – Jewish Post

| August 25, 2017

Even if you dont follow pop music, you may have heard pianist and songwriter Regina Spektor singing the catchy Orange Is the New Black theme song, Youve Got Time, covering The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, or in numerous other films and TV shows that have featured her music. But you might never have heard the Russian Jewish immigrant at all had the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society not helped her family settle in New York. At age 9, Spektor entered the United States as a refugee when her parents fled Soviet persecution in 1989

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Rabbi claims he was vilified for welcoming non-white members – New York Post

| August 24, 2017

A Westchester rabbi who sought to diversify his synagogue was panned by its racist board members for turning the congregation Spanish and Black, according to a federal discrimination complaint.


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