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

Study: Test All Women of Ashkenazi Descent for BRCA Defect

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JERUSALEM — All women of Ashkenazi descent should be screened from age 30 for the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast cancer, an Israeli study recommends. The study, by a research team headed by Ephrat Levy-Lahad of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, was published last Friday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences… Read More

Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me

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By Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 390 pages If opposites attract, it’s little wonder that recovering radical Lucinda Franks and respected and feared district attorney Robert Morgenthau — poster children for May-December marriage — cling to each other as if welded. They met in 1973 during an interview. She was 26, a Christian Vassar… Read More

Trailblazing Cheese Whiz Preps Special Holiday Fare

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If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in the New York City suburb of Yonkers on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, don’t expect to see the typical meat menu. Delman and his physician wife, Patricia, plan to host a dairy lunch on the first day that features casseroles and quiches. The meal also will… Read More

Are you excited for the first day of school?

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Sharon and Dani Zuckerbrod: Chaim is very excited bout his first day of chool. He’s two years old and can’t wait. We are the proud Bubbie and father. Isaac Reitberger: I’m most excited about seeing my friends, and my school’s new building. I go to Ohr Chodesh, and my favorite subject is spelling. Larisa Waxman: I am excited… Read More

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?

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Henry Reitberger: Be with the family, and live it up in Silver Spring. Sandee Katz: Going to Tyson’s Corner to shop! Itzik, Yosef Chaim and Blumi Weil: Getting everyone ready for school and organizing school supplies. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Conservative Movement Expanding Access

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The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation, will launch an initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Through the grant, the UCSJ will work with its affiliated congregations to develop comprehensive visions and action plans on inclusion. The goal is to create congregations… Read More

All I Know and Love

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By Judith Frank William Morrow, 422 pages Released just one week after the latest war between Israel and Hamas broke out on July 8, Judith Frank’s new novel seems almost prescient. The second book from Frank, a professor of English at Amherst College and recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts,… Read More