Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Local Jewish book readings

Gabrielle Zevin, author of Young Jane Young, (recently reviewed by Neal Gendler) has two readings scheduled in Minnesota. The readings are as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water Street, Excelsior Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Valley Bookseller, 217 Main Street North, Stillwater. The Minnesota Historical Society […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Not even Harvey could stop this family from publishing Houston’s Jewish paper

By BEN SALES (JTA) — As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston Friday, Vicki Samuels Levy dashed over to the offices of the Houston Jewish Herald-Voice, the local Jewish paper, took the proofs of this week’s newspaper and went to her mother’s house. Then mother and daughter spent all night editing the paper. And as […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jared Kushner was in the Middle East. Did Trump’s A team bring a peace plan?

The U.S. administration has yet to describe its preferred framework for peace in the Middle East By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seven months into the Trump presidency, Israel and the Palestinians, along with other countries in the Middle East and experts on policy in the region, are still waiting for the U.S. administration to describe […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Jewish day schools increase security with Charlottesville and bomb threats in mind

Just weeks after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Jewish schools increase security By BEN SALES NEW YORK (JTA) — Each year, the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis, Maryland, would run a monthly fire drill for its 32 students. Then the school was hit with a bomb threat in February. So this year, […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Houston Jewish community ravaged by Harvey’s torrential rains

(JTA) — Most Houston-area Jewish institutions have been flooded due to Tropical Storm Harvey and a large portion of the city’s Jewish population is living in areas that have experienced flooding, the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston said. “While we do not yet know the full extent of the damage, we know that most of […]