BENTONVILLE — Bella Shtelman was born Sept. 1, 1939, in the Belorussian city of Minsk. She died Nov. 20, 1941, five months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union and occupied Minsk.
I don’t like to admit it, but sometimes I just can’t bring myself to look. Often, when a commercial comes on with those big-eyed, sad, emaciated children’s faces, from Ethiopia or elsewhere, I simply turn away or change the channel.
Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas. It is true that Judaism celebrates a winter holiday (usually in December but not always), and gifts are often given; however, the themes of the two commemorations are vastly different.
BENTONVILLE — Where are you?” The question is asked early in the Hebrew scriptures, as God seeks a hiding Adam in the garden.
I fall in love with fall every year. The baseball playoffs leading to the World Series are in full swing, and it is early enough in the football season that no matter which team you root for, you can still harbor hopes for a successful campaign.
By Jack Zanerhaft NWA MEDIA It’s all about the food, isn’t it? I cannot speak for you, but often during a delicious, fulfilling lunch, I am sitting there, active fork in hand, already plotting and planning dinner. The Jewish High Holy days begin this year with the Jewish New Year on Wednesday evening, followed by Read more
There is an ancient tradition that whenever a new synagogue is built, somewhere in the building, something is left undone. It could be a section of wall unpapered, a small piece of baseboard not painted or even an old tiny hole not filled in. This is to symbolically remind those who enter that our mission on earth is not yet finished, our restoration not quite completed.
My best guess is that many of you have recently sent in your census forms.
Nearly 30 years ago, Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year, it falls on April 11-18. Yom Hashoa (Hebrew for Holocaust Memorial Day) was observed in the U.S. on Sunday and in Israel on Monday.
Members of Congregation Etz Chaim in Bentonville gathered Friday at the Holiday Inn in Springdale for a community seder celebration.