Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Potential Partners for Peace are Close By and Ready to Join In

Rabbi Neil P.G. Hirsch of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire reflects on opportunities for finding partners for peace in the aftermath of recent violent attacks on Jewish institutions.

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

By Carol Goodman Kaufman / Traveling With Jewish Taste

Although his eponymously named book purportedly brings chef Alon Shaya back to his roots in Israel, most of the recipes in it come from every place else he has worked. And Shaya doesn't set up his cookbook up in the usual manner, start…

Recent Adults, Young Jews: Creating community for 20-something Jews

By Jodie Friedman / Special to the BJV

I moved to Great Barrington in August 2017 feeling good about starting my career as a Jewish professional with Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, and realized pretty quickly that in rural, expansive Berkshire County, my peer group of Jewish 20-somethings wa…

Rabbi Reflection: It’s About Time…

By Rabbi Barbara Cohen

The Talmud says “There is no before and there is no after.” The biblical use of the Hebrew letter ‘vav’ before a verb can change the future tense to the past and the past tense to the future. The Exodus from Egypt happened to all of us. We are to understand th…