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  • ‘Feel the rhythm’ of Jamaica’s Judaism [PHOTOS]

    By Roberto Loiederman

    October 10, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    The first thing you notice at Shaare Shalom Congregation in Kingston, Jamaica is the sand on the floor, softening the sound of your footsteps as you take your seat. You bend down and let the grains, smooth-gritty, run through your fingers. Is there some meaning in it, a reference...

  • Shavuot 5768: Praise for the scroll

    June 9, 2008 | 1:01 am

    In a knowledge world ruled by books and pages and digitized memory, why do Jews hold onto the scroll?

    As Shavuot (with its focus on receiving the Torah) begins, I must ask: Could it be that rolled along together somewhere in our minds with the love of Torah is the love of scroll?

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  • Northern Israel tourism gets back to normal; Travel warning impacts Rangoon synagogue

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Northern Israel tourism gets back to normal

    More than two months after the cease-fire took hold, tourism to northern Israel is returning to normal. Hundreds of thousands of holiday travelers ventured north during Sukkot, attending festivals or simply exploring the great outdoors....

  • Jamaican Elegance With a Jewish Twist

    By Melanie Reffes

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Set back from the Main Road behind the tall and majestic trees is the splendid mansion of Devon House. This stately mansion a regal tribute to the craftsmanship of Jamaica, and it also stands as a proud symbol of Jamaican Jewish history. Sitting on the aptly named Hope Road, this...

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