Parsha Eikev

Archaeology and the Bible by Rabbi M. Kripke Casual readers sometimes ask: “Does archaeology prove the truth of the Bible?” Unless the question is sharply defined, it approaches being meaningless; as it stands, it cannot be answered. If, for Jews and Christians, the...

Between Us

by Courtney Bierman Between Us is a moody portrait of two couples in unstable relationships.  Based on Joe Hortua’s award-winning play, the film is directed (and co-written with Hortua) by Dan Mirvish of the Slamdance Film Festival.  Mirvish’ parents, Sidney and...

Hyman Polsky

7.26.13 Issue   Hyman Polsky passed away on July 22 at age 96 from natural causes. Services were held July 25 at The Bet Olam Cemetery in Beachwood, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isadore and Cecelia Polsky; sister, Faye Unger and brother, Max Polsky. He...

The Jewish Omaha Film Festival

7.26.13 Issue by Mark Kirchhoff, Administrative Assistant, The Center for Jewish Life The 12th annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival begins Aug. 11 with the traditional deli dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7 p.m. The dinner has proven to be a great time for...

Come home to Tifereth Israel @100

7.26.13 Issue by Brenda F. Ingraham, President, Tifereth Israel Synagogue A large cornerstone near the entrance to Lincoln’s Tifereth Israel Synagogue proclaims the founding date of the synagogue: 5673. One hundred years later,  on the weekend of Aug. 2-4 [26-27 Av],...

What do you do all summer?

7.26.13 Issue by Pam Cohn, Principal, Friedel Jewish Academy I can’t tell you how many people ask me that question.  They just assume if you are an educator that you have the summer months off. But if that were really the case, how would the preparations for the next...

Elaine Honigblum Kaufman

7.26.13 Issue Elaine Honigblum Kaufman passed away on June 26 at age 81. Services were held on June 28 at Temple Beth-El and interment in Beth El Memorial Park in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Jay S. Honigblum and her...

Live long and prosper

By Robert Gluck/JNS.org Leonard Nimoy says there is a “strong strain of Judaism” in everything he does—including his famous on-screen hand gestures. Best known for his character Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” television show and movies, most recently in his cameo as...