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Judy Lash BalintJNS.org

Articles by Judy Lash BalintJNS.org

Purim and the Poor in Israel

Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the streets are filled with people of

Putting the Mitzvah in Bar Mitzvah

Rabbi Chanoch Yeres, director of the Deaf Programming Division of International Young Israel Movement (IYIM), leads a 2013 bar mitzvah for 63 deaf and hard of hearing children.

The Rabbi and the Rapper

SEATTLE—Most Orthodox rabbis who earn the title “emeritus” retire to a quiet life of teaching and learning and visiting the sick. Emeritus Rabbi Simon Benzaquen,