Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fred Lifsitz in magnificent concert at B’nai Emunah

By Sharon Bleviss Fred Lifsitz on violin, with Maiko Nishio on piano, performed an awe-inspiring and spiritual concert at Congregation B’nai Emunah on February 6, 2011. Despite the beautiful weather and many competing events, including the Super Bowl, 90 people … Continue reading

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Sofer, Rabbi Gedaliah, comes to B’nai Emunah

By Sharon Bleviss What is liquid darkness? How does a congregation ensure that their Torah scrolls are “kosher”? Tuesday evening, January 25th,  Rabbi Gedaliah shared his enthusiasm and knowledge with a group of about twenty of us as he explained … Continue reading

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Knock, knock, who’s there?

By Cantor Linda R. Semi With each of my grandchildren, there is a definite time in their development when the “Knock Knock” joke becomes the rage. We spend endless hours repeating the same jokes or trying to come up with … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah

By Rabbi Mark Melamut “Really Rabbi, I don’t need the whole megillah. Can you just get to the point?” The term, “whole megillah,” derives from the Yiddish phrase, “gantse Megillah,” and has come to mean “an overly extended explanation or … Continue reading

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