How do you get your music?

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Alex Simone: Car radio — FM 100.7 The Bay Chaim Kalish:  YouTube. You find new music, you get links, and then follow one link to the next. Rachael Siegel-Berele:  I listen to Spotify a lot, but I hate it because I can’t make CDs. I also do Pandora. But it makes me sad that I can’t… Read More

Echoes of Eden: Sefer Shemot

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By Rabbi Ari D. Kahn OU Press 2012 Whenever I set out to read a book like this, I get nervous. In my experience, most are poorly written at best and vapid, wearisome and intellectually void at worst. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise as I read through the gems offered on every page… Read More

Snapshot

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If you could put a message into the Western Wall today, what would it say?

Melvin Handwerger:  Peace to Israel. Susan Frost:  A prayer to please guard my 20-year-old granddaughter, Risa, who is a fighter in the [Israeli Defense Forces]. Fran Reitberger:  That Jews and Arabs can all live together in peace and harmony in Israel. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

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Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 It is rather dismaying to read this book’s first hundred or so pages. The authors painstakingly describe the types of bigotry and hate speech that are spreading online and discuss the legal and practical roadblocks in preventing the dissemination of such messages. Even defining hate speech… Read More

D.C. Adopts A Fleet

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Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Washington, D.C., chapter recently adopted the Israeli navy’s elite Shayetet 3 and Daburim patrol squadrons as part of the FIDF Adopt a Brigade Program. The adoption is a three-year commitment. The Adopt a Brigade Program allows supporters to truly become one with the soldiers and go beyond donating money. Adopt… Read More

What do you call your dog?

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Brian Reynolds:  Braxton Eric Nislow:  Huckleberry Finn Meredith Leary:  Shane and Emily Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Fifth Assassin

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By Brian Meltzer Grand Central Publishing 2013; 448 pages The Fifth Assassin started off with a bang, literally. I was intrigued and could not wait to keep reading. However, that enthusiasm quickly diminished. The chapters were really short, generally two to four pages, which I typically like. However, every chapter jumped to a different time… Read More

Cutting-Edge Medicine

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When it comes to medical accomplishments, Israel places near the top, according to a World Health Organization study. In its 65 years, this tiny country has developed cutting-edge technologies that have changed how doctors discover and treat diseases. Today, physicians in 60 countries are using PillCam, a miniature camera in a pill, to visualize digestive… Read More

Israel At 65: The Real Evidence

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As Israel celebrates 65 years, many of its medical, agricultural, military and technological nnovations have been shared globally. The real indication of the country’s growth and advancement is evident in the numbers. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel’s population has doubled in just 30 years — a bit short of four million in… Read More