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Local News

Local chef creating convenient foods for the kosher consumer

It really began at his family dinner table. When Jason Clarke was growing up in Cherry Hill, dinner was not a casual, standing at-the-kitchen-counter affair. “We always ate together as a family—every night. More...

Lineup for ABC Festival unveiled

Andrew Kaufman and Jodi Kaufman-Cooper, co-chairs for the 2012 Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture announced the impressive lineup for the 23rd annual festival. Slated for Nov. More...

Gold Medalist Aly Raisman set for appearance at JCC event

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill is proud to announce that this year’s Sports Award Dinner, presented by Friedman LLP, on Tuesday, Sept. More...

World News

Let’s start 5773 by giving animals a new Jewish chance

CHICAGO (Chicago Jewish News)—Shortly after I became a vegan, around 20 years ago, I ordered my first “vegan option” at a Jewish organizational dinner. More...

In dismissal of Rachel Corrie suit, one small question is seen as key

HAIFA—The verdict by an Israeli court in the case of Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed in Gaza by an Israeli military bulldozer in 2003, may have captured international attention and touched on a range of ethical issues at the center o More...

Europe’s Jewish and pro-Israel groups pushing EU to classify Hezbollah as terrorists

THE HAGUE—With little time to prepare his next move in trying to get the European Union to declare Hezbollah a terrorist group, Dutch lawmaker Wim Kortenoeven studies a copy of Lebanon’s trade agreement with Europe over a latenight dinner More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. CHARLES (CHUCK) LEE BASSMAN, of Voorhees, died on Aug. 16. Husband of Mickey Bassman. Father of Dr. Lori Bassman and Dr. Eric Bassman. Brother of Dr. Robert (Eilene) Bassman. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 TEMPLE HAR ZION President Deb Wolff leads a discussion from 7:30-9 p.m. on “Why is Prayer So Difficult?” Open forum and all are welcome. Call 609-267-0660. POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 TEMPLE BETH EL OF HAMMONTON Meet and Greet Bagel Nosh and Children’s Program at 10:30 a.m. Call 609-561-7217. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 TEMPLE EMANUEL More...

Columns

SALLY’S WORLD

Sept. 11 altered our celebration of Rosh Hashanah in profound ways

This month, like Jews around the world, we will gather around our dining room table to mark the start of the Jewish New Year. Everyone who should be with us will be. That’s the wonderful news. More...

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

Help a child get the right start in life by becoming a literacy volunteer

According to Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” More...

Perspective:

Questioning the Jewish view of gun ownership

Jewish Ideas Daily—Two recent mass shootings—in Aurora, Colorado and Oak Creek, Wisconsin—have focused American attention once again on the issue of guns. Are guns a Jewish issue? More...

Special Sections

Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright charms crowd at Katz JCC

In a wide-ranging event that combined the historical, the political, and the personal, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright charmed a sold-out crowd at the Katz JCC on Aug. 23. More...

Mideast

Haredi soldiers take their spirit into the field

TEL AVIV—Like any of the Israeli army’s combat battalions, the soldiers of Netzach Yehuda faced a 60-mile hike during basic training meant to simulate battle conditions. More...

EDUCATION

Record enrollment at start of school

Israeli schools opened for more than two million students, a record for the country. More...

IN BRIEF…

Light sentences for embassy attack An Egyptian court sentenced 76 citizens in last September’s attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. More...

Federation

Jewish Federation president sends Rosh Hashanah message

L’Shanah Tovah to you and your family. May the coming year bring you peace, happiness and good health. As the summer winds down and the High Holidays approach, we have an opportunity to reflect upon our lives and the last year. More...

Judy Love set to receive Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award

Peggy David, Lion of Judah chair, is pleased to announce that Judy Love has been named Southern New Jersey’s recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award presented by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the umbrella organization o More...

Fun & friendship at YWD Night Out

YOUNG WOMEN’S DIVISION

Young Women’s Committee members (from left), Brandi Seltzer, Missy Wayne, Valerie Linden, and Shari Shapiro at Megu Sushi on Aug. 13. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

LEVINE-NAGELBERG Dr. Richard and Janet (nee Fuhrman) Levine of Voorhees and Dr. Steven and Debra (nee Goldberg) Nagelberg of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children Melissa Cari Levine and Michael Ian Nagelberg. More...

Birth:

FRIEDMAN

Carly (nee Medoff) and Jonathan Friedman of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their daughter, Lola Jolie (Liel) on May 26, 2012. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

Rosh Hashanah brings the possibility for a year of promise and change

For many Jews, participating in the longstanding tradition known as “Tashlich” or “casting off” of a person’s sins is customary on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Putting the ‘High’ back into the High Holidays

BOULDER—For many of us, let’s face it, the upcoming High Holidays will be anything but a high. Oh, we’ll pack every pew in the synagogue, dressed in our holiday best. More...

Religion Column

We sanctify God’s name when we choose life

How would we respond to the story of the Akeida, the Binding of Isaac, if Abraham discovered the ram caught in the thicket after he successfully sacrificed Isaac? Perhaps, we would feel a deep sadness. Perhaps, the irony would be unnerving. More...