We are still a “Nation of immigrants”

We are still a “Nation of immigrants”

9.21.12 Issue by the Civil Rights Committee of ADL Plains States Region “…every American who ever lived, with the exception of one group, was either an immigrant himself or a descendant of immigrants.” -John F. Kennedy Every family has one. A story. The story....

Blumkin Home County Fair attracts delighted crowds

9.21.12 Issue by Ozzie Nogg When the 4th Annual old-fashioned County Fair came to Main Street at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, participants found the auditorium decorated to look like a colorful merry-go-round, complete with displays of real live sheep, chickens and...

Tsabari/Moss

9.21.12 Issue Gal Tsabari and Josh Moss of Jerusalem, Israel, were married on Aug. 9 in Jerusalem, Israel, at Beit Shmuel. The bride is the daughter of Eadie and Eitan Tsabari. She is pursuing a degree in Psycho-Biology at Hebrew University. She was surrounded under...

Bowers/Bollinger

9.21.12 Issue Aly Bowers and Alex Bollinger of Grand Rapids, MI, were married on Aug. 25 in Omaha at Lauritzen Gardens. The ceremony was performed by Rabbi Michael Tillman. The bride is daughter of Lucy and Kirk Bowers of Lincoln. She graduated from Drake University,...

Erin and Aaron Berger

9.21.12 Issue Erin and Aaron Berger of Kansas City, MO, announce the Sept. 10 birth of their son, Eli Finn. He is named for his great-grandmothers, Esther Rice and Frances Berger. Grandparents are Jody and Neal (Buzz) Malashock and Margaret and Arthur Berger of...

What comes next

  by Annette van de Kamp People in Cairo are angry, and protests are once again showcased on the nightly news. Windows are smashed, flags are burned, and voices are raised. Similar scenes are playing out in Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, and Lebanon. The...

Prepared for all scenarios

  by Edgar Asher There is no question that Israel is closely monitoring the activities across its northern borders.  It is quite clear that Israel could be drawn into a serious confrontation with Hezbollah in the event of some military action against Iran. Even...

Selichot in Jerusalem

by Edgar Asher As the most sacred period of the Jewish religious year approaches, thousands of worshippers flock to Jerusalem’s Old City each evening so that they may recite ‘Selichot’ – penitential prayers – as a prelude to the Jewish...