Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
By:
Rebecca Spence, JTA
Are amateur shochets up to the task of ritual slaughter?
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By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
In a new book, Susan Katz Miller argues that raising kids with knowledge of Judaism and Christianity is good not just for interfaith families, but the entire Jewish community. Many couples seem to be taking her advice.
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By:
Heather Porter, JTA
Since Jewish film festivals in the United States were launched in the 1980s, the field has grown dramatically. Estimates vary, and depend to a degree on what qualifies as a film festival, but the total number ranges from 60 to well over 100 across the country.
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By:
Steve North, JTA
Newsman Steve North recalls meeting with family of Jack Ruby — a volatile man with a penchant for violence in the face of anti-Jewish slurs.
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By:
Ira Stoll
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, the author of a book about JFK explains why Jews have their own special reasons to mourn.
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