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  • Bonfires, barbecues and mystics

    Bonfires, barbecues and mystics
    Remember when nothing much happened for Jews between Passover and the High Holy Days? Those days are long gone, especially in South Florida. Exhibit A: Lag B’Omer, the so-called Scholars' Holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, May 22. The day...
  • Using music to unite

    Using music to unite
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jerry Berkowitz, cantor at Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors. Q: How do you work out your official positions at one synagogue while serving as cantor at...
  • Music is mystical

    Music is mystical
    Cantor David Presler Title: Cantor, Temple Emeth, Delray Beach. Other job experience: Served as cantor at synagogues in New York for 28 years; former music teacher at New York City public schools. Other community posts: Private voice teacher....
  • High Holy Days Quiz

    High Holy Days Quiz
  • Service at Oregon Ridge puts tailgating spin on Rosh Hashana

    Service at Oregon Ridge puts tailgating spin on Rosh Hashana
    For certain religious oenophiles, Wednesday's dinner presented an interesting question: "What wine goes with services?" wondered Arnold Weiner. Judging from the crowd gathered Wednesday night at Oregon Ridge Park for the popular al fresco Rosh Hashana...
  • Temple Sinai cantor ready for High Holy Days

    Temple Sinai cantor ready for High Holy Days
    In his office at Temple Sinai of Glendale, the paperwork and music sheets piled on Steve Hummel’s office desk indicates that he’s well settled in since taking over as cantor in July. So he was perfectly ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah,...
  • Dead Sea Scrolls now available online

    Dead Sea Scrolls now available online
    This may be the High Holy Days, but it's also Christmas for everyone who loves history, archaeology and the Bible. The gift is online: The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls. Stocked by the Israel Museum and powered by Google, the site has five high-resolution...
  • The God Squad: The we behind me, and other sermons

    In this column, I answer questions. I don't preach sermons. Of course, as an ordained rabbi, I am legally licensed to preach long sermons that put people to sleep almost instantly, and in my synagogue I do preach such sermons on the Jewish High Holy Days...
  • Reisterstown:Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop marks 38th anniversary

    Let's wish Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop on Main Street a very happy 38th anniversary and congratulations on being the oldest shop still open and functioning in our town. Much has been written on Tina's over the years, and a number of the articles done...
  • 'Bar mitzvah' anniversary of Birthright Israel

    'Bar mitzvah' anniversary of Birthright Israel
    People often come back from Israel and share their photos and anecdotes. Brooke Weinbaum came back and founded a magazine. "I wanted others to love Israel, too," says the publisher of Yalla Israel, which she started as a student at Florida Atlantic...
  • Black jazz, Jewish prayers at upcoming concert

    Black jazz, Jewish prayers at upcoming concert
    Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with? Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...