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Israeli elections 2019: Round 2

By Rotem Bar
Community Shlicha

It might be getting cooler, but the temperatures in Israel are high! It’s election season again, and things are getting hot.

In the 71 years of our independence, we have witnessed a lot of political drama, “Israeli style.” Drama that is caused by issues…

Rosh Hashanah English style

By Harvey Cartine
Special to HAKOL

My wife Liz and I have been fortunate to have travelled to various countries in Europe. We always made it a highlight to explore Jewish culture and heritage during these visits. When possible, we attended services or talks in various synagogues. All of our…

Dinner club becomes family over 47 years

By Aaron Berger
Special to HAKOL

Carol and Lloyd Berrin, Jeanette and Eduardo Eichenwald, Susan and Arthur Hochhauser, Elaine and Paul Langer, and Barbara and Arthur Weinrach have been having dinner together for the past 47 years. These regular dinners have become an important tradition to …

Looking ahead with Federation’s president-elect Gary Fromer

Gary Fromer is no stranger to the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley. He and his wife, Dr. Carol Bub Fromer, have long been involved and served as co-chairs of the Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs for the past two years. Now, Fromer is taking on a new challenge as Federation’s presiden…

Life continues in Yoav as rockets fall

By Nurit Galon

As I write this, sitting in the calm of my house in Kibbutz Galon, in the Regional Council of Yoav, and looking out at the gardens and flowers, there is a strange silence. No toddlers' voices on a walk with their nursery and kindergarten teachers, no elemen…