Berkshire Jewish Voice Highlights

Highlights from the Berkshire Jewish Voice

The Book of Jonah - Differing Notions of Divine Punishment and Divine Mercy

In this Rabbi Reflection, Rabbi Neil Hirsch of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire explores the Book of Jonah and considers the debate in the text between notions of divine punishment and divine mercy.

People Liked the Spiel About Supporting the Paper - Thank You, Subscribers!

Our voluntary subscribers have (so far) helped us raise more than $17,500 in additional donations directed to the Berkshire Jewish Voice - more in two months time than in the entire previous yearlong fund raising push. So here's some words of thanks from the BJV's editor.

Rambam’s Menorah at The Center for Jewish History

Visitors to New York's Center for Jewish History have the chance to see a menorah sketched by the Rambam himself in an exhibit called “The Golden Path: Maimonides Across Eight Centuries,” which was visited by our correspondent, Howie Stier.

Traveling with Jewish Taste: Spice It Up (with Za'atar)!

Za'atar has been part and parcel of Middle Eastern culture for millennia - the spice mixture even accompanied King Tut on his journey through the netherworld. Our Traveling With Jewish Taste columnist Carol Goodman Kaufman shares a cauliflower recipe that makes good use of this staple of…

In My View: A Busy Summer That Passed in the Blink of an Eye

Federation's Executive Director Dara Kaufman, who marks 10 years on the job this fall, shares thanks for all we accomplished together in the Jewish Berkshires this summer. Onward and upward!