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  • How best to honor diversity?

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    July 10, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    This is the week of Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av, when we mourn the destruction of the Temples. Why are we still mourning when Israel has been reborn? 

    Tal Becker, a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, puts it this way: “Why should our pain and memory be marked in the...

  • The Art of a Shiva Minyan

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    August 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    A year or two ago, the cantor of our synagogue gave a class on how to lead a shiva minyan, which is a prayer service for a person who has died. Usually, it is held in the home of a loved one. The word shiva means “seven,” and traditionally a family will observe shiva for even...

  • Obituaries: Aug. 12-18, 2011

    August 17, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Myra Aptaker died July 26 at 96. Survived by son Richard (Beth); 2 grandchildren. Mount Sinai

    Elaine Baum died July 20 at 80. Survived by husband Irving; daughter Sherri (Stuart) Kissel; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother Lawrence Simon. Hillside

    Henry Bornstein died July...