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Mazal Tov Elan and Sarah!

We are delighted to announce Elan’s engagement to Sarah Silverman (no, not that Sarah Silverman!). Sarah, the oldest daughter of Jeff and Liz Silverman of Westport, CT, is a senior at McGill University in Montreal. She has two younger brothers, … Continue reading

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Maccabeats Purim Video, Ein Prat / The Fountainheads Purim Video, and Ghettopella

So, the battle is on – which video will go viral? Ghettopella, based at Montreal’s McGill University, has just released their first video on YouTube. No specific Jewish content here – in fact that is not really their type of … Continue reading

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YU Seforim Sale

I came away with a couple of gems: “An Akkadian Lexical Companion for Biblical Hebrew: Etymological-Semantic and Idiomatic Equivalents with Supplement on Biblical Aramaic” (no kidding!), and “A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People” – a beautifully laid out volume … Continue reading

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Program for Jewish Genetic Health launched

YU has (finally) partnered with AECOM and Sue’s genetics screening lab at Jacobi Hospital. The ribbon cutting ceremony was yesterday. Congrats Sue! See http://blogs.yu.edu/news/2011/02/07/program-for-jewish-genetic-health-launches/

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A Good Translator Makes All the Difference

I have always loved Chaim Grade’s books – although I have only read them in translation. The Jewish Review of Books had a piece this month by Curt Leviant, one of his translators. Enjoy! Continue reading

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European Geography Challenge

Try this!

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More on Orthodoxy and Gays – Havruta and R Yaakov Medan

I was (pleasantly) surprised to read about this in Haaretz (hat tip – a commenter on Hirhurim) The event held in Jerusalem this month by the gay Orthodox group Havruta, to mark its first anniversary, seemed to many participants like … Continue reading

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What is it about Millers?

I recently started relationships with three vendors named Miller. Shout outs to: – Adrian Miller of the online networking group AdriansNetwork.com – Rich Miller, who is doing some marketing planning for me – Hal Miller, personal trainer extraordinaire Coincidence or … Continue reading

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Co-Prez

Congrats to Tamar on her appointment as co-chair of the JTS Graduate Students Organization. Hasn’t even gotten there yet, and already leaving her mark… 🙂

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Jewish Heart for Africa- Summer Gala

Attended the Gala last night. Quite a cool location (Westside Loft on 37th St) and party, and lots of people (250 or so I would guess). I didn’t get to meet the Ethiopian Ambassador, but I did meet a couple … Continue reading

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