Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Jared Shelly

By:
Melisse Lewine-Boskovich believes that theater has the power to change people's opinions about the world around them. When she works with Jewish and Arab teens from Israel on such projects, she's certain that it has the power to close the gap between cultures torn apart by hatred. Lewine-Boskovich is the director of Peace Child Israel, a nonprofit group based in...
Comment0
By:
After purchasing a plot of land more than four years ago, Temple Judea of Bucks County is finally going forward with its plans to build a new home. After jumping from approximately 199 families in 2001 to its current membership of 279 families, the Doylestown synagogue has had trouble accommodating all of its members. Space in the building - and...
Comment0
By:
For many, thinking about organized crime will conjure up images of Italian mobsters like Al Capone or the fictional Michael Corleone from the three "Godfather" movies. In actuality, many of the most notorious and ruthless gangsters were actually Jewish. One of the mob figures with a long tenure was Meyer Lansky, a Polish Jew who grew up on the mean...
Comment0
By: By:
Jared Shelly,JE Feature
When applying for her passport in the Soviet Union, Marina Volin had a decision to make: Did she want to be registered as Jewish? Since her father was Jewish but her mother was not, Volin could have gotten off easy, and marked her nationality as Russian - the Soviet government regarded being Jewish as a national distinction, not a religious...
Comment0
By: By:
Jared Selley, JE Feature
When Tzvi Michanik began exchanging e-mail with a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn back in August 2003, he was instantly enchanted. "To read her profile, I knew I was dealing with the nobility of Torah-observant women," recalled the now 29-year-old Michanik. "The way she wrote, it sent a chill down my spine." Months before, Michanik - a self-described Torah-observant Jew living...
Comment0

Profile

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter

Our Supporters

Advertisement