Archive | April, 2016

A cookbook approaches Passover with imagination

April 22, 2016

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Celebrate Elizabeth Kurtz To benefit Emunah of America Feldheim Format 35 pages, $34.99 Four-pound recipe books, however gorgeously illustrated, are not usually my favorite. However, this one caught your reviewer’s eye, first, because the proceeds were going to support Emunah (for those not familiar, Emunah of America is an ORT-like organization of about 100,000 Orthodox [...]

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Vivid portrayal about a war with no glory

April 22, 2016

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Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story Matti Friedman Algonquin Chapel Hill, 2006 243 pages, $25.95 ISBN 978-1-61620-458-7 The least knowledgeable military planner understands the advantage of holding “the high ground.” Using this rationale, young men (and now women) have for generations found themselves bleeding and dying in war after war to capture and hold an unheard of [...]

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Passover at Strelitz

April 22, 2016

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Ella Trompeter and Yonni Moallem show off their Seder plates.

The Strelitz preschool students enjoyed sharing the Strelitz Model Family Seder with their parents. To get ready, they sang Passover songs, read Passover stories, acted out the narrative, and tasted the holiday foods. Each year, the students make Passover art treasures to display at their own family’s Seders. Former Strelitz parents report using them for [...]

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A little politics, a little Talmud at recent YAD Men’s business lunch

April 22, 2016

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The first half hour, it was all about ultra-fast Internet and light rail. The second half hour, the discussion shifted to business ethics, fair competition, and the Jewish perspective on both. That’s what young professionals found Tuesday, April 5 at a YAD men’s business lunch in Virginia Beach, hosted by David Calliott at his office, [...]

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Meningitis is preventable with a vaccine

April 22, 2016

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Emily Stillman, of blessed memory.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your physician for personalized medical advice. A little fact about me: I am the oldest of six girls, affectionately self-coined The Sixters. From top to bottom, we stretch an entire 18 years. Chai. To [...]

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Blueberry muffins and tea

April 22, 2016

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My parents visited us for two weeks. I see them at least every two months, but I always drive to New Jersey. This time it was their adventure to take the train to Richmond and see some sites, as many grandchildren as possible, and of course, me and my sister who live here. We were [...]

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Janet Green and her Jewish journey

April 22, 2016

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Janet Green and Hillary Clinton in 2012.

Janet V. Green told her Jewish journey at a Friday night service at Ohef Sholom Temple last year. She agreed to share her remarks with Jewish News. I am honored to have been asked to speak with you tonight. I am particularly pleased that the person who introduced and “brought” me to Norfolk is here [...]

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Women

April 22, 2016

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Dear Readers, In this special section devoted to women, we offer articles that reflect the many varied and interesting ways women choose to lead their lives…here in Tidewater, throughout the nation and in Israel. Last year I heard Janet Green speak about her Jewish journey and her high energy ride through politics. I’ve no doubt [...]

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Community remembers those lost and honors those making a difference at Holocaust Remembrance event

April 22, 2016

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Wednesday, May 4, 6:45 pm, Temple Israel Choosing the most powerful and meaningful moment of Tidewater’s annual commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, is difficult. This year, there will be an abundance of these moments. Each part of the event will be rich with meaning. Whether it’s the guest speaker who is [...]

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What we know, and don’t know, about how Jews voted in New York

April 22, 2016

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NEW YORK (JTA)—For a people obsessed with numbers, the Jews have relatively scant concrete data about how, exactly, the Jews voted in the Tuesday, April 19 presidential primaries in New York. But we do know enough to make some educated guesses. Here’s what we know: Approximately 12 percent of all primary voters on Tuesday, April [...]

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