For Tu B’Shevat: Seeing Jewish farming

The first almond tree blossoms in Israel are a sign that Jewish Earth Day is just around the corner. Environmental awareness and responsibility is the major theme in celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the holiday also known as the New Year for the trees, on February 8. Originally observed as a harvest festival, in ancient Israel Jews [...]

Closing Night: The 2012 NYJFF

The 21st annual New York Jewish Film Festival ended with a bang on Thursday, January 26 with two screenings of the film Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort by directors Ian Rosenberg and Caroline Laskow. The afternoon screening drew many members of the Kutsher family and people affiliated with this famous Borsch Belt resort. Towards the end of [...]