Who Needs Medical Care?

  Parsha Tazria/M’Tzora   It is hard to understand why these two Parshiot are regularly joined together, and read together in a single week. It is obvious that the Torah favors males over females. It is one thing to give birth to a male child, and quite another...
The Gifts of God

The Gifts of God

by Rabbi Myer S. Kripke Sparks from the Word   Parsha Sh’mini II We find ourselves  in the midst of the Book of Leviticus (Vayikhra) where the principal subject is the ancient sacrificial system. One misses the point completely if he assumes that all of this food...
Anti Defamation League Presents: Bully

Anti Defamation League Presents: Bully

ADL Presents Bully: A FREE Screening for Teens Sunday, April 29th at 2pm, Aksarben Cinema While this screening is open to all, the ADL has designed this showing specifically to benefit Omaha-area teens.  Teens will be admitted to the show free-of-charge. Following the...
Men's Mission: Kiev (part 2)

Men's Mission: Kiev (part 2)

Men’s Mission to Kiev and Israel: part 2- Babi Yar Hello everybody, They were Jews!  Not just people, not just Ukrainians.  Proclaiming they are not anti-Semitic. However, not taking ownership of the past nor recognizing the victims is merely passive aggressive...

Omaha Mayor signs Holocaust Remembrance Day Proclamation

by Gary Javitch It was likely one of the more moving programs Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle presided over in 
his office.  It took place Wednesday morning, April 18.  The community-wide Holocaust 
commemoration was to be held that evening.  Mayor Jim Suttle listened...
Men's Mission: Kiev (part 1)

Men's Mission: Kiev (part 1)

Men’s Mission to Kiev and Israel: part 1   Hello everybody, After a rocky start due to the Omaha weather, we made it to Chicago, Düsseldorf, and finally, Kiev. Once in Kiev, we checked into our rooms, dropped our bags, and had a briefing with the Joint Distribution...
Temple Israel Gets Ready to Dig!

Temple Israel Gets Ready to Dig!

Claudia Sherman Temple Israel Communications Coordinator  “This is the most exciting event I’ve ever had anything to do with at Temple Israel!” declared John Lehr, president of Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees, as he opened the groundbreaking ceremony on April 15 for...
Ride to Celebrate, and Ride to Remember

Ride to Celebrate, and Ride to Remember

By Annette van de Kamp-Wright When we hear the phrase “Motorcycle club” a certain picture comes to mind. We think of rough riders, long beards, and lots of leather. Of course, there are many people who ride and own motorcycles, and they don’t fit the stereotype. There...