I've Always Wondered
What Are These Fences? Originally Published April 25, 2019.

Rabbis speak about “fences.”  What are these fences?  (Of course, Fences is a play by August Wilson, in which your correspondent’s Uncle Herb Glickman (z”l) is mentioned, but we digress.) Rabbis specifically speak of “making a fence around the Torah,” “asu seyag laTorah.”  It actually appears in the very first paragraph of Pirkei Avot:  “Moshe […]

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Zikaron BaSalon - Memories in the Living Room

Join BSUSY on Erev Yom HaShoah for a special program that connects Holocaust survivors with younger generations. Wednesday, May 1 | 7:00-8:30 pm Eisner Commons | 2nd Floor 8th-12th graders are invited for an intimate discussion with Shulamit Bastacky. Shulamit was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1941. She spent three years as a hidden child in a Catholic nun’s basement. After the Holocaust, she reunited with her family and moved with them to Israel […]

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Cultivating Resilience through Jewish Mindfulness

Join us for an introductory session of Jewish Mindfulness Practice Saturday, May 4th, 3-6 pm |Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St, Pittsburgh, PA Mindfulness practice helps us to cultivate habits of heart and mind that have been shown to foster emotional and mental balance, resilience, and empathy.  During these painful, turbulent times, all of us can benefit from […]

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