Teach Us That Peace

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By Baron Wormer Piscataqua Press, 336 pages Though Baron Wormser has published 12 books of poetry and is Maine’s poet laureate, “Teach Us That Peace,” published in November 2013, is his first novel. Set in the Baltimore of Wormser’s adolescence (he was born here in 1948), “Teach Us That Peace” paints a vivid picture of… Read More

What Did King David Drink?

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The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Drori’s palm looks like it’s full of black pebbles. Closing the box quickly, he explains that it cannot be open for long. The pebble-like pieces, which were uncovered in an archaeological dig near Jerusalem’s Old City, are, in fact, remains of a kilo of grapes stored nearly 3,000 years… Read More

Where high tech meets High Holidays

Unplugging more from electronic devices has become a commonly cited resolution for both the Jewish and secular New Years. But electronics are also increasingly becoming integrated into High Holiday observances.   G-dcast, a nonprofit that is best known for its animated Torah portion videos, has been expanding its repertoire in recent years, creating videos on… Read More

Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust’s Hidden Child Survivors

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Until 1991, children hidden during the Shoah were “members of a secret society of silence, a diaspora that had gone unnoticed and unknown for decades,” says R.D. Rosen.   That year, Carla Lessing, one of the three hidden children portrayed in Rosen’s new book helped organize the First International Gathering of Children Hidden During World… Read More

Jewish Women’s Foundation takes a giant step forward

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The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches plans to become the first of 24 national Jewish women’s funds affiliated with a local federation to establish itself as an autonomous organization. “Twelve years ago, an insightful and committed group of forward-thinking Jewish women came together to implement a new philanthropic model for affecting social… Read More

What is your Jewish New Year’s resolution?

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David Friedman: I am going to be less judgmental and more accepting of the community at large. I want to be a better Jew. Francis Reitberger: I want to keep in touch with my family from Israel and abroad. Even though they are far away, I want to keep those relationships close to my heart. Kimberly Jacobs: I… Read More

What is your favorite thing about autumn?

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Hen Huberman: I love it when the leaves change. Tal Huberman: I don’t like the Fall. I prefer the Spring. Wendy Klausner: I am most excited about the Walk for Autism in October. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays

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By Lesléa Newman Abrams Books for Young Readers, 48 pages A holiday-specific children’s book is always a good bet for those looking to soothe a tired toddler in the days before Rosh Hashanah, but in writing “Here is the World,” author Lesléa Newman is taking a different approach to Jewish bedtime reading. By focusing on… Read More