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Obituaries

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Kasten

Jerome (“Jerry”) Kasten passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Deanna; three children: Jennifer Cohen, Ruth Joseph and Andrew Kasten; and

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Obituaries

Ethel Agatstein Gruen

Beloved and respected wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and heart of her family, Ethel Agatstein Gruen, 100, died at home on Feb. 17, 2021, of natural causes with family

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Queen Esther is the dawn

By Rabbi Dan LewinPurim Purim, in a nutshell, tells a story of opposites — light and darkness, concealment and revelation. The Talmud says, “To what is Esther compared? To the

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Winters here and there

I don’t suspect that my own experiences during our recent weather difficulties were much different from anyone else’s. I do think, however, that I suffered at least a bit less

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Columnists

The Torah of reproductive justice

By Rabbi Shira WallachParashat Mishpatim Many would argue that there is no greater mitzvah than peru urevu, the very first law given to us in our Torah, to be fruitful

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Jewish sports values

Dear Families, The football season has come to an end but there are always more sports even though this year, games look a little different. As I continue to read

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Recipes

Recipes

The miracle of Hanukkah will go on

By Ethel G. Hofman (JNS) Jewish individuals and families around the world will light the first Hanukkah candle after sundown on Dec. 10, marking the beginning of the eight-day “Festival

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Recipes

Hanukkah foods: not just latkes!

By Tina Wasserman Hanukkah is earlier this year and the Thanksgiving dishes aren’t even dry yet. I know you can order your gifts by mail to those you love but

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