Dear Rabbi, I am a federal judge in Cleveland Ohio, where I belong to two Conservative synagogues and am very active in Jewish community affairs, particularly in the area of Jewish education. I came to Chisinau/Kishinev for a week in mid-May with a colleague from Philadelphia to help train Moldovan judges, under the auspices of […]
World Traveler by Harley….. I have been in about 50 countries, always visiting with the same Harley Davidson. This trip was Germany through Poland to Belarus, south through the Ukraine, west through Transnistria, Moldova, and Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and back to Germany. Not the best, nor smartest hobby for a Jewish boy from […]
I have never seen a Lag B’omer parade specifically, but recognized immediately that it was the Lubavitcher community, and though I am neither a Lubavitcher nor an Orthodox Jew, I was glad to see them. It made me smile to simply to see Jews being Jews in contemporary Kishinev.
Special Lag B’omer Guest in Moldova: Rabbi Hersh Portugal – Son of the Skulener Rebbe Hundreds of Moldovan Jews: men, women and children. Took part in the Lag B’Omer events. That took place in the Jewish kindergarten and in the Chabad synagogue in Kishinev. The participants marched from the Chabad synagogue, to the center of […]
Celebration of Pesach in Moldova Hundreds of people partook in this year’s variety of Pessach celebrations. The atmosphere of the holiday was already felt in the synagogue a few days before the holiday began. Matzohs were distributed to the many Jews who had requested. The men had the opportunity to don the Tefillin, with the […]