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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Taybale: Chonita (Dove), Children’s song in Yiddish

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A beautiful children's song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Dove - A nice girly-dove meets a male- dove who she wants to be friend.  He seems too stuck up to notice her but she...

Ancient Israelites: society & lifestyle

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Two main social structures competed in ancient Israel.  The people were united under the monarchy, which organized the state for administrative and taxation purposes. At the same time, the Israelites held fast to their...

Bridging denominations, this Jewish musician puts the ‘soul’ in music

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In a garage-turned-recording studio, Sam Glaser spends his days — and many nights — producing albums for himself and others. On the road, however, this married father of three has an alter-ego, performing upwards...

89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Celebrates Bar Mitzvah

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WILMETTE, IL — More than three quarters of a century ago, Nazis robbed a 12-year-old Harold Katz from a chance to have a normal bar mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ceremony. This Memorial Day,...

Lowey, holocaust survivor honored by Jewish identity group

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Holocaust survivor Roman Kent, who has been a leading voice for the rights of Holocaust survivors, was honored last month in Westchester by an organization that promotes Jewish identity and education among young Jews...

Syrian Jewish cuisine: a food in exile

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We often draw empathy, not from our imagination, but from seeing our past staring back at us. As the global Jewish community grapples with how best to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis, we...

Mexico & moral courage: Andrés Roemer’s international sephardic leadership award ceremony

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In honor of this year’s Yom Yerushalayim, The American Sephardi Federation awarded its International Sephardic Leadership Award to former Mexican Ambassador to UNESCO Andrés Isaac Roemer Slomianski. The event, “Mexico and Moral Courage,” was...

Landfill dig reveals ancient Jewish dietary habits

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When archaeologists dig through ancient ruins, they find remnants of such things as city walls and roads, palaces and ordinary homes, cisterns and cemeteries, coins and jewelry. They also find garbage. Sometimes on purpose. That’s...

Florine Stettheimer’s vision of equality

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Along with Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Archibald Motley, Arshile Gorky, and Horace Pippin, Florine Stettheimer is one of the great American painters in the first half of the 20th century. There are lots of...

More intimate, more personal Jewish music — our Virtual Exhibit continues

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The Shadows of Jerusalem As the historic center of Judaism and a spiritual anchor for Jews around the world, the city of Jerusalem is a highly symbolic place. Its significance is embodied in expressions like...