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  • Dr. George Berci: Beyond the scope

    October 30, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    Those who know Dr. George Berci describe him as a visionary, and it’s not just because the world-renowned surgeon pioneered the techniques that serve as the foundation for endoscopic procedures that have changed the field.

    At 92, the Holocaust survivor is still contributing to...

  • Shavuot 5768: Midrash love

    By David Suissa

    June 5, 2008 | 2:21 pm

    When I think of Torah, the first thing that comes to mind is a divine, rigorous system of laws that guides an ethical and holy way of life.

    The last thing I think about is whimsy and romance.

    Yet, over the past few weeks, as part of the B'nai David-Judea Congregation, I have...

  • Doing the Dirty Work

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Safra roasted the meat. Raba salted the fish.

    According to the Talmud, this is what these two great sages did every Friday afternoon, in preparation for Shabbat. The Talmud regards this information as noteworthy because, although both sages certainly had others in their...

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