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  • New B’nai Sholom course to look at ‘The Tevye Stories: Fact In Fiction’

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2017
    ALBANY– Rabbi Don Cashman of the B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will look at the stories of Tevye the Dairyman and the degree to which they did, or did not reflect the realities of Jewish life in czarist Russia. “The Tevye Stories: Fact in Fiction” will be offered Mondays from 10 until 11:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 27, at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., […]
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  • Jewish storytelling to be featured in Saratoga dinner program on Feb. 26

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and Temple Sinai will present “Storytelling: Enriching the Soul, Tickling the Heart and Stretching the Mind” on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner.  Due to the inclement weather on Sunday, Feb. 12, the evening of storytelling at Temple […]
  • Rhonda Rosenheck creates cartoon book depicting “Jewish” yoga postures

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    “Yoga was given for the human race, not for the Hindus.” —B.K.S. Iyengar Retired Jewish educator Rhonda Rosenheck  has penned a cartoon book about what she sees as a Jewish fascination with yoga featuring cartoons by Dana S. Owens, a.k.a. DanaToon, of Albany. Yiddische Yoga: OYsanas for Every Generation, features one-panel cartoons similar in spirit to New Yorker cartoons in […]
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  • How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    By LINDA BUCHWALD NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the first women in the media to file a lawsuit on the grounds of sex discrimination — […]
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  • Congregation Shaara Tfille to present B.A. Shapiro as featured author at Nov. 13 book fair

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS– Novelist B.A. Shapiro, author of The Muralist and The Art Forger will be the featured author joining Congregation Shaara Tfille, The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, 84 Weibel Ave. at a luncheon during the congregation’s annual book fair and Chanukah sale  which runs from 10– 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. A luncheon with Shapiro at noon […]
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  • How Do You Say ‘Email’ in Yiddish?

    By jwadmin on October 5, 2016
    The New York Times By JOSEPH BERGER  In a thousand-year-old language like Yiddish, with many of its words rooted in the ancient Bible, how would you say “email”? Or “transgender”? Or “designated driver”? Or “binge watch”? Those terms came into popular usage long after the language’s heyday, when it was the lingua franca of the Jews of Eastern Europe and […]
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  • Marilyn Shapiro finds her voice with help from the Jewish world

    By jwadmin on September 21, 2016
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly shots rang out!”  Poor Snoopy! For all his “dogged” attempts, Charles Schultz’s beloved beagle has not yet published his novel. Thanks to The Jewish World, however, I have been more successful. I have published a book. It was a dark and storm—Actually, it was a bright and sunny day in […]
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  • Yom HaShoah: Can I get it by reading?

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2016
    Trying to understand mass murder By MARILYN SHAPIRO How does one comprehend the unfathomable? How does one grasp how six million Jewish lives were snuffed out by a world gone mad? For me, it was through the lives of Anne and Elie and Sophie and Pavel and many others. Thanks to brilliant writers, I have experienced the Holocaust through literature. […]
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  • Yom HaShoah— a tale of lost and found

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2016
    YITTA HALBERSTAM, co-author of the Small Miracles Series: Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life who will be at The Chabad of Saratoga Jewish Women’s connection gala on Sunday, May 15 has given permission to print an excerpt from  one of the books in her series. Information about the gala may be found here. Even before war clouds thickened over Eastern Europe in the […]
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