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All 100 Senators Demand Action Against Wave of Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

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Responding to the more than 100 bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers, schools and other institutions, as well as the Jewish cemetery desecrations, since the start of 2017, the U.S. Senate joined the Trump administration in addressing the anti-Jewish threats, calling for “swift action” to end them.

“We...

Kneading the Way to a Beautiful Shabbat, One Loaf at a Time

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Shabbat tables across Stamford were a bit more festive recently after dozens of children, teens and parents took part in two recent challah bakes offered by the Friendship Circle of Fairfield County.

The events were sponsored by local residents and FC supporters Rhonda Maron and Marlene Gatz.

“Everyone loves the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread,” said Malya Shmotkin, the director of the Friendship Circle, “and what better way to celebrate Shabbat than with a fresh, homemade challah made together with other Friendship Circle participants and friends.”

Among those who took part in the baking fun for families was Stacey Palker, and her 6-year-old son, Aaron. They were...

Holocaust Remembrance Program Continues All Week in Yonkers

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The Lincoln Park Jewish Center hosts Westchester’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program starting immediately after Purim, on Monday, March 13, starting at 10 a.m., through Friday, March 17. The program will feature exhibits and “Living History,” a series of speakers who witnessed the Holocaust—death camp survivors, “hidden children,” soldiers who liberated the death camps—in two sessions daily, from 10 to 11 a.m., and then from noon to 1 p.m. The program is sponsored by JCY-Westchester Community Partners, a division of Family Service Society of Yonkers. A program listing all speakers may be seen in the Yonkers Rising issue of March 3, on page 10, also available online at...

Dr. Koren Discusses What the Zohar Tells Us About Leah and Rachel

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Dr. Sharon Koren will present “Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Rachel and Leah in the Zohar” at Young Israel of New Rochelle on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a continuing series at YINR sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies.

In the Biblical text, Leah and Rachel are set up as sibling rivals from birth by nature and patriarchy. On every measure (except fertility)—i.e., age, beauty, affection—Rachel seems to emerge the winner.

The Kabbalists took a different view that reflected the theological needs and physical reality of 13th-century Jews living in Castile. Dr. Koren will discuss how the rabbis...

Yeshiva University High Schools Celebrate Honorees, YUHSB Centennial

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Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) celebrated their school community at the annual dinner on February 28 at Marina del Rey. The room was electric with excitement as over 500 people filled the banquet hall, admiring the photos of students surrounding the room. The theme of the evening, “Building Foundations, Building a Family, Building a Future,” brought the audience on a journey from the roots of YUHS to the dynamic present and a glimpse into what the future holds for the schools.

The theme was reflected in the contributions of all the dinner honorees—Alan ’72 YUHS, David ’06 YUHS, and Alex ’10 YUHS Goldberg (YUHS Legacy Award), Silvia and Abraham Borenstein...

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