Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

Despite Imperfections, Israel Needs Our Support

Aviva Skoblow, a rising senior at Pittsfield High School, reports on her recent semester in Israel, sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.

Ride for the Living celebrates a revival of Jewish life in Krakow

Ride of the Living, which raises money for the JCC in Krakow, Poland, takes riders from Auschwitz to Krakow, honoring the past while celebrating the revival of Jewish life in that country.

Spice Up Your Summer with “The Head of the Shop” – Ras el Hanout

An article (with recipes) about ras el hanout, one of the variety of spice blends brought to Israel by immigrants from around the world, in this case from North Africa. The name is Arabic for "head of the shop," and refers to the best spices available in the spice trader's store.

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.

Out of Blackness, Into the Light - Sculptor Susan Miller's "Lethal Bloom"

Sculptor Susan Miller's new work at SculptureNow, at The Mount in Lenox, MA