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New bios of Lubavitcher rebbe dig for the man behind the myth

SAN FRANCISCO— Sixteen years after the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a flurry of new publications indicates not only how enduring the interest is in his life and legacy, but also how potent the minefield is surrounding his mytholo More...

Local News

Cherry Hill drummer is making a lot of noise

MEET SAM RUTTENBERG…

AGE: 54 FAMILY: Wife Hillary & Daughter Molly   HOBBIES: Working out   FAVORITE BOOK: “Brooklyn Diaries”   FAVORITE MUSIC: Mamas and Papas   FAVORITE FOOD: Asian   More...

Chabad Bat Mitzvah Club celebrates

The Bat Mitzvah Club at Chabad in Cherry Hill recently gathered to celebrate at an End-of-Year Tea. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Federation

STORY FROM THE HEART

Charles Middleberg survived the Holocaust in Paris by hiding in plain sight as a Catholic child. Sadly, he lost his mother as well as his entire extended family to the Nazis. Only Charles, his father and his younger brother survived.   More...

New Jersey recognizes Federation event

New Jersey State Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (center) presented Iris M. More...

World News

Grant pushes new partnership

NEW YORK—Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewish educators.   More...

Reform movement building in Germany

The Reform community of Hameln has begun building what it says will be Germany’s first postwar Reform synagogue.   Jüdische Gemeinde Hameln broke ground in early May for its new synagogue and community center. More...

Washington JCRC rebukes Geographic

ANTI-ISRAEL…

A prominent Jewish umbrella organization rebuked National Geographic for “singling out and negatively portraying the State of Israel” in an exhibit dedicated to water.   More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

WILLIAM BERNARD, 89, of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on May 7. Husband for 68 years of Marti. Father of Lorrie (Kurt) Lichtenfeld, Joanne (Ivan) Heit and Jeffrey (LeAnn) Bernard. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JUNE 3   CONG. BETH EL   Mom’s Night Out at Color Me Mine. Call 675-1166, ext. 422.   CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   Join us as we cook for New Visions Community Services of Camden at 7 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JUNE 4   ADATH EMANU-EL   Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. designed for preschoolers and their parents. Call 608-1200.   Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200. More...

Columns

Immigration overhaul is a job for the U.S. Congress

NEW YORK—Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and those of us who believe in compassionate and fair immigration laws are in complete agreement on one thing: the Draconian bill she signed into law on Apr. More...

Getting good financial advice really can be ‘a piece of cake’

MONEY MATTERS

My wife recently started taking cake-decorating classes. By way of osmosis, I have picked up a few new words about frostings and styles that several months ago would have certainly seemed like a foreign language to me.   More...

A moment of inspiration gives birth to a Friedman family tradition

SALLY’S WORLD

I can remember the precise moment when a family tradition began. Who knew then that it was?   More...

Religion Column

Torah teaches that we must have courage to move forward

Shelach Num. 13:1-15:41 BaMidbar…In the wilderness. As we continue through the Book of Numbers, we find ourselves somewhere between Egyptian bondage and the Promised Land. More...

Special Sections

 

Scholar’s essay on U.S.-Israel relations provokes hot debate

WASHINGTON— Peter Beinart attends an Orthodox synagogue, once edited The New Republic (the closest thing to a smicha for Jewish policy wonks) and backed Sen. Joe Lieberman’s quixotic 2004 bid to become the first Jewish president. More...

Scouts honor Jewish veterans

Cub Scout Joshua Bourbon was one of 30 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and their leaders who placed flags on the graves of Jewish Veterans prior to Memorial Day. More...

Mideast

Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton

WASHINGTON (JTA)—It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. More...

Trial begins for Anat Kamm

The trial of a former Israeli soldier who turned classified military documents over to a reporter began. Anat Kamm left her home, where she has been under strict house arrest, to attend the start of her closed-door trial in Tel Aviv District Court. More...

Woman attacked for tefillin imprint

INTIMIDATION…

A Jewish woman was attacked in Beersheba reportedly for having the imprints of tefillin lines visible on her arms. More...

Agency

Dr. Neil Levin to be installed at June 15 Voice Annual Mtg.

Dr. Neil Levin will become president of the Jewish Community Voice Management Board at the Voice’s 21st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 15. In addition to Levin, other officers and board members will be installed. More...

For the record:

In the May 19 issue of the Voice, Jim Feigenbaum was incorrectly listed on page eight as a past president of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). In fact, it was Sam Feigenbaum who was a JCRC president. The Voice regrets the error. More...

JFCS offers support group for prisoners’ family & friends

Support groups are available for widows and widowers; addicts; caregivers; people with eating disorders and anger management issues; the unemployed, and others, but you’d be hard pressed to find one for Jewish people who have a family member, More...

Life Cycles

MYERS/GOLDSTEIN

Dr. Howard and Zara Myers of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jody Rebecca Myers, to Daniel Goldstein, son of Dr. Jack and Marian Goldstein of Annapolis, MD.   Jody is a graduate of Montclair State Univ. with a B.A. More...

SILVER/ BERGER-ETTENSON

Deenie and Alan Ettenson of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Adrian Berger- Ettenson, to Arielle Silver, daughter of Dr. Charles and Kathi Silver of Dallas, TX.   Arielle is a graduate of the Univ. More...

Births:

SHAPIRO

David and Elizabeth (nee Petrella) Shapiro of Voorhees, announce the birth of their daughter, Jaclyn-Rose Shapiro (Yaakova Ruchel) on Apr. 12, 2010. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JUNE 6   MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Six mile hike through the historic sites of Valley Forge Park on the Joseph Plumb Martin Trail. We will carpool from the Target store at Bustleton Ave. at 10 a.m. Call Jon at 787-0325. More...

Editorial

Recent cooperation bodes well for the future of Jewish life

A lot is written about the conflicts among Jews of different religious viewpoints, but not enough attention is drawn to the cooperation that takes place among the movements. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

President Obama is no friend of Israel

I must respectfully disagree with Rabbi Grater (“Jews must stay on the side of Obama’s visionary leadership” on page 7 of the May 5 Voice) for I believe that he is one example why religion and politics don’t mix particularly More...

Sarah Palin’s positions are dangerous

I have just finished reading Benyamin Korn’s policy position (“Sarah Palin, not President Obama, reflects Americans’ spirit on Israel” on page 7 of the May 5 Voice) and it leaves me wondering what the basis is for the ideas h More...

Consider the Jewish day school option

Deep cuts in funding for schools throughout the state have brought about an atmosphere of uncertainty among parents and students. More...