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Statement Regarding Recent Terror Attacks

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is deeply concerned over the escalation of rhetoric and violence in the past few weeks in Israel that has resulted in riots and terrorism across the country. Just yesterday, another terrorist plowed his car into a crowd of civilians waiting for the …

Kosher Surprises Surface in Cranberry Bogs

By Rabbi Yitzchok Yagod
Congregation Beth Avraham

Cranberries are one of nature’s most mysterious fruits. Although they are native to New England and can be grown in many states, there is so much that is not commonly known since most commercial cranberries are grown in very out of the way…

Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Our Elected Officials

President Barack Obama: "Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for a sweet and happy new year."

Senator Bob Casey:  “Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish High Holidays and New Year. It is an opportunity to gather with family and friends, reflect on the …

Conflict Awakens Anti-Semitism

By JFLV Staff

The cease fire is holding. The rockets are grounded, the sirens quiet. It’s over. 

Except it’s not. 

The 50-day war in Gaza revealed something that has been building for much longer than 50 days, longer than 500 days. It didn’t start with the rockets and it didn’t …

Simchat Torah: Great Answers to Life's Little Problems

By Alice Level

Last year, my sister, who lives in France with her family, came to visit me. After a few days of reminiscence and intensive shopping sprees (it seems that, compared to France, going shopping in Pennsylvania is like going to paradise), we began to talk about our projects and d…