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New York Tech Day - Mobli

Mobli is an Israeli comapny vying to be the next Instagram, with its ability to share pictures but also videos with friends and strangers.

Vegetarian Lasagna

Enjoy this dish you can serve with any meal, dairy or meat
04/26/2012 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

This recipe came about becase of my vegetarian friend, Rachel. I always like entertaining, and having people over to feed them. And while I have dairy Shabbat meals on occasion, my default tends to be meat, which doesn't leave much room for vegetarian main dishes.

Vegetarian Lasagna. Photo by Amy Spiro

Confessions Of An Unapologetic Zionist

04/25/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week Online

 

The first time I ever left the continental United States -- also the first time I ever flew--was when I traveled to Israel for my junior year of college in 1971.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Tim Boxer At Park East Synagogue Honoring Rabbi Schneier

04/24/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Columnist

As the New York Jewish community gathered last month at the Park East Synagogue to celebrate Arthur Schneier’s 50th year as the shul’s rabbi, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proclaimed, “Here’s to the next 50 years.”

“That’s ridiculous!” declared Ed Koch. “I wish you 120!”

The former mayor recalled when he had a stroke in 1987 and the rabbi came to him in the hospital. “Say this prayer after me in Hebrew,” Rabbi Schneier told him.

Irwin Hochberg, Consul General Ido Aharoni, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Malcolm Hoenlein.

Are You a Who, What, How or Why? Understanding Your Communication Style

04/24/2012 - 20:00

"This is crazy."

"How did you do this?”

“Did you call my mother?”

Deborah Grayson Riegel

M.A. in Hand, Facing Down A Dam

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In the arid, steamy Turkana region of northern Kenya, where a desert lake has supported indigenous communities for millenia, it’s Ikal Angelei versus a $60 billion dam that would harm the lake. In what would seem like an extremely unequal war, 31-year-old Angelei is winning battle after battle with help from friends like the American Jewish World Service and the Goldman Environmental Prize, which she received on April 16 on San Francisco.

Keynan activist Ikal Angelei is, with the support of American Jewish World Service.

Presidential Pledge: ‘Never Again’

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A week after the commemoration of one modern genocide and a day before the anniversary of another, President Barack Obama toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week and invoked the legacy of the Shoah to pledge government action against future mass murder.

Photo By Getty Images

In The Balkan Countryside

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Travel Writer

I’m increasingly convinced that if you want to really see another culture, especially in the globalized West, you have to get out of the cities and into the countryside.

The central square in Koprivshtitsa, in the countryside east of Sofia. Hilary Larson

Riding The Hyphen

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When I was in college, a professor blew my mind when he explained the birth of modernism this way: In the old days, when artists looked out a window, they saw a garden. Today, when they look outside, they see the window.

In other words, the process of looking — or the presence of the “frame” — is what now captured people’s attention.

Daniel Schifrin

From Darkness To Light

04/19/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Spring is finally here; though, arguably, we never really had a satisfying winter. Sunlight and warmth enter through our windows, and every day feels like it holds new possibility and potential. Especially in New York, when the tables and chairs are set up outside local restaurants, and more people start to gather at the parks, it feels like the city comes alive again.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows
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