Faith and Organic Farming Blend Well in Southern New England kurt hoffman One Sunday this past August, I stopped by the farmers market in Morris, Connecticut. Morris is a small town (population about 2,400) in lush, hilly Litchfield County.

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The Foodlums of Connecticut

Written on October 22nd, 2014 & filed under Jewish History Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Were They About Keeping Jews Safe Or Getting Free Labor? IDF Archive Legal Or Not

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Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps

Released in September of this year, Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen’s story of the first 40 years of Congregation Beit Simchat combines history with personal accounts, and a rich selection of images. Covered in 40 years are the early struggles, their first full-time rabbi, the AIDS crisis, the baby boom, and same-sex marriage

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PHOTOS: The Moving History of a Gay Jewish Congregation

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In one of the most outspoken attacks on Ukip by a Labour frontbencher, Mr Umunna said a Calypso song released by Ukip, sung in a faux-Caribbean accent, was distasteful, adding: A lot of people have said they think its racist. I dont know whether his intention was to be racist

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Chuka Umunna on Ukip: vile, abhorrent and un-British

Director Lois Haas takes three routes to refresh Appleseed Productions version of The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Ducking the Goosesteppers

Last year, the United Nations reported that Israeli settlers damaged or destroyed nearly 11,000 olive trees owned by the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. The Post’s William Booth’s takes PostTV to the village of Yassuf where olives are a way of life. (William Booth and Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post) KFAR YASSUF, West Bank The rains have come to wash away the dust of summer from the olives, and so the annual harvest begins and with it, another cycle of violence against man and tree

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In West Bank, Palestinians gird for settler attacks on olive trees

By fair means or foul, Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies.

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Jewish inroads in Jerusalem

HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

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Rabbi Victor Urecki, of Bnai Jacob synagogue on Charlestons East End, hopes to make Judaism more approachable for non-Jews this Saturday, as well as reacquaint many Jews with some of the central tenets of their faith, during an explanatory service to be held immediately following the normal Saturday service.

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Charleston synagogue to host explanatory service

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Jerusalem (AFP) – By fair means or foul, Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies.

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By hook or by crook, settlers rack up E. Jerusalem gains