Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Online Links to BJV Stories by Talia Caine and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Links to two stories that appeared in the February 2020 BJV - "Fallen Angel: Hannah Senesh," fiction by Talia Caine, and Rabbi Reflection: "The Kaleidoscope of Cuba," by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Book Review: Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal

Rabbi Jack Reimer reviews Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal, reflections on mourning and mortality through a Jewish lens, edited by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat of Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams, MA.

Andy Sweet's Shtetl in the Sun: Photos at the Yiddish Book Center

Responding to A Shtetl in the Sun, an exhibition of Andy Sweet's photographs of Miami Beach in the late 1970s now at the Yiddish Book Center, BJV Editor Albert Stern remembers what it was like to grow up in that Technicolor Anatevka.

In My View: In Coldest Winter, Warm Thoughts of a Summer Visit to Israel

Federation's Executive Director Dara Kaufman on her visit last summer to the Afula-Gilboa region of Israel, where she saw some of the good work accomplished there through the Partnership2Gether program

Tu BiShvat in the Berkshires - Looking Beyond the Snow

Rabbi Liz Hirsch of Temple Anshe Amunim reflects on the Tu BiShevat holiday, remembering her experiences in Israel and showing how the holiday might be made more meaningful through volunteering.