September 19, 2019

Ben Sales, JTA

Mark Zuckerberg wrote last December on Facebook that for him, “religion is very important.” Looks like he meant it.
When Dr. Avi Rivkind landed in Las Vegas three years ago to lecture as a trauma care expert, he saw something that troubled him.
One of the more colorful portions of the daylong Yom Kippur liturgy is the reading of the book of Jonah, an enigmatic narrative of a reluctant prophet.
On the High Holy Days of years past, when he stood before thousands of congregants, Rabbi Joshua Davidson stuck to universal and uncontroversial topics.
Picture services for the High Holy Days: What likely comes to mind is a roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps.
When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church.
It’s affixed upon the doorpost. It’s wooden, thin and rectangular, but with rounded corners. That’s right: It’s a Christian mezuzah.
Following Hurricane Harvey, Jews from Florida had begun contacting Rabbi Adam Starr’s Atlanta synagogue seeking a safe haven from Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma, predicted to hit the Caribbean on Wednesday, has been designated a Category 5 storm and has the highest wind speeds recorded since the 1980s
As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston Friday, Vicki Samuels Levy dashed over to the offices of the Houston Jewish Herald-Voice.
Tropical Storm Harvey continues to barrage the Texas coast — deluging the Houston area, destroying property and filling convention centers with evacuees.
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