Bad idea

Annette van de Kamp-Wright Editor of the Jewish Press The Albany high school teacher who decided to instruct her students about Nazi Germany in a much too creative way was recently suspended, and will most likely lose her job. You know how these things go. What...

Parsha Acharei Mot/ K’doshim

Holy, only holy Even Moses had to be reproved when he seemed to be unmoved by the tragic deaths of his two nephews, sons of Aaron. These two young Priests, eager to do what they had been told to do, went beyond their instructions and brought fire to the Sanctuary. The...

Six students awarded Sokolof Scholarships

4.19.13 Issue by Mary Bort, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation College-bound seniors Joe Hack and Tal Margalit have each been awarded a $10,000 Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Merit Scholarship. These awards are not based on need, but on the late Phil Sokolof’s...

A Mission to the Jews of Cuba

4.19.13 Issue by Richard Fellman Bev and Dick Fellman were among the 30 participants on the Mission to the Jewish community of Cuba sponsored by Temple Concord of Syracuse where their son, Daniel Fellman, is the Senior Rabbi. This is part five in a series of articles...

Mia Vinci

4.19.13 Issue Mia Vinci, daughter of Jody Vinci and Gino Vinci, will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 27, at Temple Israel. Mia is a seventh-grade student at Westside Middle School. Her interests include soccer, volleyball, track and show choir. For her mitzvah...

Julia Raffel

4.19.13 Issue Julia Raffel, daughter of Amy Tipp and Andy Raffel, will become a Bat Mitzvah during Mincha/Ma’ariv service on Saturday, April 27, at Beth El. Julia is a seventh-grade Honor Roll student at Elkhorn Ridge Middle School. Her interests include spending time...

Who bombed Boston? Word for now is caution

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.”  What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say — a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has...