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Together and Connected: Inspiration in your Inbox
October 27, 2021

Your JUF monthly update

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It's a bird, it's a plane... it's a Jewish superhero!

Get to know Whistle, DC Comics’ first Jewish superhero in 44 years, who made her comic book debut last month by going to synagogue in Gotham City. (Photo courtesy of DC, written by E. Lockhart, with art by Manuel Preitano, colors by Gabby Metzler and letters by ALW’s Troy Peteri)


Celebrating Jews who made their mark on pop culture in 5781

The “Almas” awards celebrate the contributions of Jews to pop culture each year. From books to sports to TV and more, find out who made an impact on pop culture in 5781.


102 years of "the whole Jewish experience"

Prolific Jewish actor Nehemiah Persoff reflects on his 102-year life and career in this retrospective just in time for the release of his autobiography, The Many Faces of Nehemiah.


Ward off the evil eye - with the touch of your finger

A hamsa is joining the synagogue and Star of David emojis in the new emoji 14.0 update. Get a preview of the adorable little amulet here.


Fall for these pumpkin-centric Jewish recipes

Pumpkins are ubiquitous this time of year. We thought we’d jump on the bandwagon that makes pumpkin the star of your cooking.


A moment of reflection with Rabbi Alex Freedman

Words build worlds. 

Consider the opening Genesis story. G-d created the universe by speaking it into existence: Each day G-d said, ‘Let there be X,’ and there was X. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l observed that through language, G-d created the natural world. And through language, people create and sustain our social world.  

Every relationship we have is a world unto itself. Do our words cut down or build up? Harm or heal? It’s truly up to us alone. Nobody else can take responsibility for the words we say. We create the world we seek with the words we use. 

Rabbi Alex Freedman is the Associate Rabbi of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park. 


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