Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Let the Shofar’s Sound Call Us to Return to a Productive, Purposeful Life

As the High Holy Days approach, Rabbi David Weiner of Knesset Israel writes how the shofar's sound is an alarm meant to startle us out of our habits in a way that no verbal message ever could

Traveling With Jewish Taste - Italy: Pasta and Future

Our Traveling With Jewish Taste correspondent Carol Goodman Kaufman explores the complex relationship that the Jews have had with Italy, which dates back to Roman times

Booze and Jews: A History (Presented in Moderation)

Historically, the liquor trade was one of those businesses in which Jews have been overrepresented. Our "bronfin" (whisky) correspondent explores some of the reasons why that has been so - and how that involvement has been a stepping stone for Jewish trying to live The American Dream.

The Hazon / Pearlstone Center Merger Explained by Hazon's Outgoing Chair

Richard Slutzky, outgoing chair of Hazon and current board member of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, explains how Hazon's recent merger with The Pearlstone Center will boost the profile of Jewish environmentalism in our area

Hopes for A Sweet Year, Although Ice Cream Can Also Leave a Bitter Taste

Meron Reuben, Israel’s Consul General for New England, shares his thoughts on a difficult year for Israel, which was under attack from Gaza and also subject to a partial boycott by a noted US ice cream manufacturer - but still hopes for "Shana tova U Mitukah," a good and sweet new year