Ruth Alpert

    Of all of the books and movies in the world, do you know any stories that do not have bad or evil or problems in them?  There is one story that was entirely about nice people, and that is the Biblical Book of Ruth.  It’s a story about nice people, people who are good and loyal.  Ruth is loyal to her family and marries the man chosen by her family.  It’s a nice story about nice people. (more…)

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Harold Alpert

Harold Alpert was a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend.   Harold lived life filled with love, with honest hard work and with traditional values.

Harold was born in New Haven in 1919 to Mollie and Jacob Alpert. He was a good loyal son who was close to his beloved brother Bob who always meant so much to him.

One of our favorite stories is how Harold and Ruth met. There were these two girlfriends from Poland who remained close even after they came to America and lived in different states. One of those friends had a granddaughter named Ruth and the other had a grandson named Harold. Ruth asked Harold to a dance and they were married in April 1943. The Draft Board changed Harold’s status and all of a sudden he found himself in the Army. He served as a glider-trained Radio Operator in the China Burma India Theater.  Thanks G-d he returned home. (more…)

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“The Wise Men” Oppose U.S. Recognition of Israel

To commemorate Israel's 60th anniversary, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is publishing excerpts from "Showdown in the Oval Office," the first chapter of Counsel to the President, the memoirs of Clark Clifford with Richard Holbrooke, published in 1991, that describes in detail the drama in Washington surrounding the Truman administration's then-controversial decision to recognize Israel."The Wise Men" Oppose U.S. Recognition of Israel, Of all the meetings I ever had with Presidents, this one remains the most vivid. Not only did it pit me against a legendary war hero whom President Truman revered, but it did so over an issue of fundamental and enduring national security importance - Israel and the Mideast, an issue as relevant and contentious today as it was then. The President regarded his Secretary of State, General of the Army George C. Marshall, as "the greatest living American." Yet the two men were on a collision course…

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IM Issue 14 – May 2008

ISRAEL BRINGS IN DIGNITARIES FOR ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, announced that a May conference marking its 60th birthday will open with a tribute to Israel’s staunchest ally, the United States. In attendance will be President Bush and Barbra Streisand. “After 60 years we want to stand up and say ‘thank you America,'” Israeli President Shimon Peres said in an interview with The Associated Press.
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Change to The Chesed Project

The Chesed Project has been providing rides and other services for those with long term health care needs. Beginning on April 28, Diane Alderman will be coordinating our volunteers.  If you can give even two hours a month, please contact Diane at 281-3489 or at chesedtbs@gmail.com.We have many volunteers ready to make friendly phone calls or visits, do shopping, or run other errands for those in our community who may be in need of some assistance.  If you know someone who who could use a little help now and then, please contact the Rabbi or Diane.  We respect the confidentiality of all our requesters.Both giving and receiving  can be a mitzvah.

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May 2008: The Summer of ’82…

I had lunch the other day with an old friend I had never met before.  How can that be, you might ask?  The woman I had lunch with serves on the board of directors of Camp Ramah in New England and although we had never personally met, our common experiences and strong feelings about Jewish camping and Ramah, in particular, made it seem like we had. (more…)

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Manischewitzville

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IM Issue 13 – April 2008

EIGHT KILLED IN TERRORIST ATTACK AT JERUSALEM YESHIVA

Eight teenage students were killed and nine others were wounded when a terrorist entered a crowded Jerusalem yeshiva and opened fire on March 6th. The head of the Zaka emergency service described the scene after the shooting as “like a slaughterhouse.” Three of the wounded in the attack at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva were in serious condition while the other six were slightly hurt.
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