The last candle

by Edgar Asher The Prime Minister said that the Kotel and the State of Israel will forever belong to the Jews while lighting the eighth and final candle of Chanukah in the Old City.   Referring to a speech in Gaza last week which the terrorist leader reiterated the...

Opinion: Let's settle this

by Annette van de Kamp   Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s announcement of the planned West Bank settlements came just one day after the United Nations gave Palestinians observer status. Coming off the explosive situation in Gaza, Bibi’s timing was perhaps...

Parsha Mikketz

  Conscience, memory, and history by Rabbi Myer Kripke   As our Sidrah comes to its close, Joseph’s goblet has been discovered in Benjamin’s sack of grain – where it was planted by Joseph’s retainers at his bidding. The brothers are devastated. Judah,...

Recipe: Stuffed Eggplant

By Sybil Kaplan   One of the things I created since living in Israel is an English-language walk through Machaneh Yehudah, the Jewish shuk.  I do these weekly for people who live here for any length of time and for those visiting. Tourists can email me and I will...

Forensic investigation in Medieval England

12.14.12 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Administrative Assistant, Center for Jewish Life The Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion Group will meet on Dec. 20, from 1–2 p.m. in the Kripke Jewish Federation Library with what promises to be an intriguing discussion of Mistress of the...

The Roaring 20s Matzah Ball

12.14.12 Issue by Bob Goldberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jewish Federation of Omaha Circa 1925… Level with me… if you’re Jewish and in your 20s or 30s, the evening of Dec. 24 can be a bit bland once the Chinese food settles. But don’t...