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Upcoming events, now through August

Compiled by Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound With the paper shutting down after this week’s edition, and the upcoming magazine not emerging until August, there will be a gap in which many local events would otherwise be overlooked. So we are presenting to you listings of big events from local organizations happening over the(…)

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Looking for lunch this Passover?

Looking for lunch this Passover?

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound What’s better than getting your lunch at one of the many food trucks around town on any given day? Getting your lunch at a food truck during Passover that’s actually kosher for Passover! Armed with an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and in partnership(…)

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After completing a double chai, yeshiva rabbi will call it a career

After completing a double chai, yeshiva rabbi will call it a career

By Boris Kurbanov, Jewish Sound Correspondent Nearly 30 years after he was appointed head of school at what was then the state’s only Jewish high school, Rabbi Bernie Fox will retire after the 2015-16 academic year, capping off 36 years at Northwest Yeshiva High School. “This was not an easy decision,” Fox wrote in an email.(…)

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Rabbi’s interactive class explores the spiritual soul of Judaism

Rabbi’s interactive class explores the spiritual soul of Judaism

By Dan Aznoff, Jewish Sound Correspondent Prophets in the Far East and the Holy Land explored the use of religious meditation during various periods in history, but have adopted the use of the introspective form of prayer for completely different purposes. Rabbi Shmuel Brody explains that Jewish meditation has its origins in the words of(…)

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Have Sephardic roots? They could get you ‘home’ to Spain

Have Sephardic roots? They could get you ‘home’ to Spain

By Barbara Winkelman, Special to The Jewish Sound Part two in a series about a new law that may allow Sephardic Jews to return “home” to Spain. Seattle’s Sephardic population has expanded exponentially since Vivian Kahn Blum’s grandparents, Behor and Behora Chiprut, arrived in 1909, yet it is too small to sustain itself. This is(…)

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Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

Brisket in a pie? Why not for Passover?

By Tami Ganeles-Weiser, The Nosher Savory meat pies have been everyday fare in Britain since the early Middle Ages, and Cumberland pie is a variant that doesn’t get as much notice. It is not only delicious, but it is a great way to use cooked meat. With the accessibility of so many parve milk-style products(…)

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The Holiday Kiddush

The Holiday Kiddush

A Story by Sholem Aleichem Translated by Curt Leviant   1. My gang of pals always called me Dunderhead. Was it because I refused to study? Well, that wasn’t the only reason. Truth is I didn’t want to study. Who does? Did they dub me Dunderhead on account of my wooden head? Maybe. Truth is,(…)

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10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

10 ways to add some girl power to your seder

By Avital Norman Nathman, Kveller.com (Kveller via JTA) — Whether you weave in one, a few, or all 10 of these tips, consider honoring the matriarchal roots of Judaism this Passover with a little girl power fun at your seder this year. Add an orange and coffee bean to your seder plate The orange represents(…)

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The power of community service

The power of community service

By Emma Graham In BBYO, the unspoken rules of high school do not apply. All are welcome, and everyone is made to feel important and included. In this environment, weekly meetings and events become outlets for teens who shy away from raising their hands in class or joining school clubs. Because individual interests are encouraged(…)

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Cruz, announcing presidential bid, says he’ll stand unapologetically with Israel

Cruz, announcing presidential bid, says he’ll stand unapologetically with Israel

(JTA) — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas criticized President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israel while announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. “Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with Israel,” Cruz said during his announcement Monday at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school(…)

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Israel chides ‘absurd’ censure by U.N. women’s panel

Israel chides ‘absurd’ censure by U.N. women’s panel

(JTA) — Israel slammed a U.N. commission’s resolution blaming “the Israeli occupation” for the lack of advancement of Palestinian women in their society. The resolution passed Friday by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is “politically motivated, factually disconnected and morally flawed,” Israeli diplomat Nelly Shiloh said in a speech to the committee(…)

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Netanyahu facing challenges, criticism from Jewish liberals

Netanyahu facing challenges, criticism from Jewish liberals

By Ron Kampeas, JTA World News Service WASHINGTON (JTA) – With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community — especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles. But several leading Jewish liberal critics of(…)

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On election night, remembering when Israelis loved Iran

On election night, remembering when Israelis loved Iran

By Julie Wiener, JTA World News Service NEW YORK (JTA) — While Israel’s election results were still rolling in, one predominantly Jewish audience in New York was watching Israelis talk about Iran. But the Israelis in the documentary screened Tuesday night at the Center for Jewish History weren’t addressing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program or(…)

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