Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775
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As Hezbollah-launched Katyusha rockets fell on northern Israeli cities over the past few days and casualties mounted on both sides of the Lebanese border, organizing began for three separate rallies aimed to express solidarity with the Jewish state. Also at issue was the release of three Israeli soldiers currently in captivity. Two rallies are planned for the night of Thursday,...
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Hoping to whet many an appetite, the Gershman Y choose a panel discussion about the fine art of food writing -- including one journalist who even penned an article about the Jewish obsession with pork -- to kick off its participation in the "Live at the 92nd Street Y Program." Begun in 2002, the satellite broadcast program allows Jewish institutions...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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Every year on the eve of Shavuot -- the spring festival holiday that marks God's giving of the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai -- Jews traditionally gather to study, discuss and analyze a chosen set of religious texts. So in that vein, organizers of a July 3 event at Congregation Mikveh Israel wondered: Why not apply that...
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At the end of a long day of working through tennis drills and playing matches against the nationally ranked competition while training at the U.S. Tennis Association's Crandon Park facility in Florida, 12-year-old Madison Cohen sometimes finds herself staring eye-to-eye with a bathtub filled with water and ice. "It's like torture," said Cohen, who immerses herself in freezing water for...
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