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Noa Tishby’s Guide to Understanding Israel Breaks It All Down

There is a story Noa Tishby tells about the moment she knew she had to write a book about Israel. A well-known Hollywood actress, upon learning Noa is Israeli, approached her to ask if her parents were upset she no longer wears a hijab. In fact, the incident was the culmination of many si…

Jewish Federation Joins National Support for New Orleans Hurricane Victims

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee recently made an emergency distribution of $5,000 from the disaster relief fund through the Jewish Federations of North America to assist with the Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Arnie Fielkow, Chief Execu…

The Israel Conundrum

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By Dr. Frank Boehm

For what seems to be a very long time, I have been an ardent student of Israel’s evolutionary history. Over the years I have kept up with the many attempts to solve the seemingly intractable problems of establishing peace between Israel and their Palestinian neighbors a…

Mitka's Secret at the Gordon JCC

By Alex Heller,                Gordon JCC Adult Program Director

The Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville and the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford (Connecticut) come together for a hybrid author event. On September 19th, both JCCs will hold an in-person reception with authors…

Dear Esther September 2021

Dear Esther

Hello readers!  It’s Toni Jacobsen, Clinical Director of Jewish Family Service. Esther is on vacation and getting ready for the holidays with her family, so she asked me to fill in for her this month.

Since I don’t have a question from a reader, I thought I would make you …

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