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This Way, Jerusalem

05/21/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The first Yom Yerushalayim was a military victory.

On June 7, 1967 (Iyar 28 on the Hebrew calendar), a Wednesday, Israeli soldiers captured the Old City of Jerusalem, reuniting the capital that had been divided, under Jordanian control since the 1948 War of Independence.

Jerusalem Day was born, observed, by order of the country’s Chief Rabbinate, with prayers of thanks.

Photo By Getty Images

French Onion Soup

Perfect this French classic in your own home.
05/16/2012 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Over a year ago, when I shared a recipe for caramelized onion quiche, I lamented the recipe writers who pretend that you can get truly caramelized onions in 10-15 minutes. Well, turns out I'm not the only one: Slate wrote an article earlier this month about that exact thing.

French Onion Soup. Photo by Amy Spiro

Tim Boxer At Jewish Women's Foundation

05/16/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Bianna Golodryga was only 18 months when she left Moldova in the Soviet Union to settle in Galveston, Texas. Mom mopped floors and dad cleaned garages so she could go to school. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and today is an ABC News business correspondent and the weekend co-anchor of Good Morning America.

Alexis Azria, Madeleine Grant, Bianna Golodryga, Paula Zahn and Carolee Friedlander at JWF luncheon.

Rabbinic Leadership in the 21st Century

What Really Matters to the People We Serve?
05/16/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Since assuming the presidency of the Rabbinical Assembly almost two weeks ago, and for some weeks before then, people have been asking me exactly what it is that the Rabbinical Assembly does, and by extension, what the president does.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, and president of the Rabbinical Assembly.

A Great Patriotic Celebration

05/14/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In the former Soviet Union, where World War II is known as the Great Patriotic War, the anniversary of Germany’s surrender to the Allied forces is an annual cause for nationwide celebration, a day of parades and reunions of onetime veterans.

The veterans from the FSU who have settled in this country over the last few decades still commemorate the day.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Steering Conservative Movement Amid Changing Affiliation Patterns

05/14/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, was last week elected president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention in Atlanta.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik: New RA head says independent minyanim “a measure of our success.”

Next Time Under The Chupah

05/14/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When you’re facing a divorce, you cast about for signposts of your identity. You seek indicators of who you were before, and glimmers of the stronger, more empowered person you hope to become.

In my case, newly separated from my non-Jewish husband, I find myself looking to Judaism for a renewed sense of self. Well, not Judaism, exactly — my relationship with the religion hasn’t changed much. I still go to a Reform shul on the occasional Shabbat, alone, as I have since college.

Wendy Paris

Mile-High Culture

05/14/2012 - 20:00
Travel Writer

Growing up near New York’s Metropolitan Museum, I had no idea how lucky I was to have access to a room full of Clyfford Still’s wild, uninhibited canvases. With their signature vertical drips of paint, they reminded me of the water damage on the wall of our spare room. When I told my dad this, he always said I’d appreciate Still when I got older: “He’s one of the giants.”

Denver Library, Denver Art Museum, top; patrons at DAM; work by Clyfford Still. Colorado Tourism Office
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