by Nathan Roi The Hebrew writer, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, who won Israel’s first Nobel Prize (for literature in 1966) was born in 1888 in the small Ukrainian town of Buczacz in the province of Galicia. He visited the town again after the First World War in 1930, 22 years after he h … [Read more...] about Helping Holocaust Survivors in Odessa
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As Israeli fundraisers go, Harry was a legend. His solicitation skills were well above average. He was the guiding force in establishing and raising money for a major new Jerusalem project. And when a prospective donor would ask Harry how their donation would be used, he would … [Read more...] about The Jewish Federations’ Big Gamble
by Yoram Dori Every time I participate in a Limmud event for young Russian-speaking adults, it is a new experience. Although Limmud FSU in Odessa, which took place this November, was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Odessa
The Shema Prayer, this year's theme of the second annual Global Day of Jewish Learning, to be held this Sunday, November 13th, opens with six seemingly small words - words that carry within each segment of each letter a declaration of the bond, principles and identity of the … [Read more...] about Reminder: Global Day of Jewish Learning is Sunday
Just in time for the opening of the Jewish Federations annual GA, long-time Chicago lay-leader Richard Wexler has relaunched his critical blog, UJ Thee and Me with posts on the proposed Global Planning Table: from Fool's Gold: The proposed Global Planning Table, now coupled … [Read more...] about Is Collective Responsibilty a Thing of the Past?