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In Praise of Older Mothers

The fifth of the seven traditional blessings recited at a Jewish wedding proclaims: “May the (Akarah) barren woman rejoice with happiness in the company of her children.” The blessing is an acknowledgement and an affirmation of the recurring theme in … Continue reading


At the end of June, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs will retire after 14 years as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT and 38 total years in the pulpit. He has also served congregations in Nashville, TN and Columbia, MD. Rabbi Fuchs was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and received his Doctor of Ministry in biblical interpretation from Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Rabbi Fuchs has written and lectured extensively in churches and synagogues on topics relating to Judaism and interfaith understanding.

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