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Rabbi explains significance of High Holidays to French students

Rabbi explains significance of High Holidays to French students

MONTREAL – When it was established back in 1963, the Ecole Bilingue Notre Dame de Sion made it as part of its mission to be respectful of different languages,...

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Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

Awakenings: see the world anew daily and take nothing for granted

When I was a synagogue rabbi in Atlanta, I would make regular visits to hospitals and old age homes. It was part of my job and it also was a mitzvah, a good deed....

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Kol Nidre with a Flamenco twist

Kol Nidre with a Flamenco twist

A new Flamenco-influenced Kol Nidre, is the latest entry to the legendary prayer’s repertoire. ‘Todos Los Votos’ is available through the Kol Nidre Project....

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Why do we fast on Yom Kippur and who shouldn’t?

Why do we fast on Yom Kippur and who shouldn’t?

Deborah FineblumJNS.org  Herut Shitrid vividly recalls the first Yom Kippur she fasted. She was only 10, but somehow she was able to make it through the whole day. “I...

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Montreal shul welcomes new year with release of new CD

Montreal shul welcomes new year with release of new CD

As music continues to be at the core of the identity of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, the full picture of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be easy to appreciate...

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