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   Although beekeeping as an occupation is not mentioned in the Bible, bees are mentioned four times, honeycombs are referred to eight times and honey is referred to 26 times. Archaeologists actually discovered proof that there was beekeeping and honey 3,000 years ago in a site in northern Israel.

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank’s bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis; they’re modern-day tourists. And the girl on the bed isn’t Anne, but Kitty — the imaginary friend to whom she addressed her now world-famous diary.

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(Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — Brood X, the once-every-17-years emergence of cicada swarms across much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S., has again left its mark, with trillions of the insects clogging many major metropolitan areas (and serving as unlikely parenting models). As of late Jun…

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“It’s been two years since I started my Shlichut,” Ron Lugasy wrote last August. She was about to leave Omaha during what had been a challenging last phase of her time here. Her mission was to create meaningful connections between the community of Omaha and Israel: “from lectures to activiti…

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Among the Abrahamic faiths of the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, one book occupies the same central position. Some call it the Holy Bible or simply the Bible, some prefer to call part of it the Old Testament, and some in a more historical manner call it the Five Books of Moses. But …

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   In coordination with HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Beth El Synagogue will be a proud participant in HIAS’ Refugee Shabbat, during which Jews in the United States and around the world will take action for refugees and asylum seekers.

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Beth El Synagogue continues to cook delicious, worldly inspired cuisine and kosher meals for not only Beth El members, but for the entire Omaha community. Beth El’s Kitchen, led by Chef and Catering Manager Mike Newell, continues to serve more than 100 meals for holidays and just to provide …