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Local Lawyers Work to Bring Afghan Refugees to U.S.

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last summer came fast and furiously. Many Afghans fled or were evacuated immediately, leaving on overcrowded planes, buses, and trains. But hundreds of thousands remain in the country, including those who worked in cooperation with the United States Ar…

Bluegrass Band Nefesh Mountain Explores Jewish and American Heritage

When thinking about “Jewish” music, what comes to mind is often klezmer-based tunes played in a minor key with lyrics in either Yiddish or Hebrew, and a background beat reminiscent of the Hora. In recent years, there have been some break through Israeli and American artists who use mor…

The Boston Marathon Did Not Disappoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Rabbi Laurie Rice

Quoting the incomparable distance runner, Des Linden, winner of the 2018 Boston Marathon and female record holder in the 50K, "this year's race was a suffer-fest!" Yes, Des, it certainly was.  Some had their bes…

Mezuzah Hanging Puts Finishing Touch on Moishe House

The Jewish community came out to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and the hanging of a very special Mezuzah on the community’s new Moishe House.  According to Dave Press, Senior Director of Advancement for the Southeastern Region of Moishe House, Moishe House is a pioneering organization …

Akiva and Jewish Middle School Receive COVID Funds from Jewish Federation

The ongoing COVID19 pandemic means big changes for local Jewish day schools, and The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s Human Services Relief Matching Fund is there to help. Resources from the fund are providing Akiva School and Jewish Middle School…

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