July 28

The Bulletin

Conventional Weeks?

This week it's the Democratic National Convention consuming news coverage, last week it was the Republican National Convention. Whether you have tuned in or tuned out, no one can claim the events and rhetoric have been same old, same old. Certainly The Forward's J.J. Goldberg would not make that claim as he coherently weaves the current election, the coming holiday and the Jewish future into one story.

A hot button topic notably absent from this week's convention? Israel. With Hillary actively wooing Bernie's supporters, who are more than vocal in their rallying cry for the Palestinians, the support for our longtime ally is more subtle. (Check out Bill's pin.)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the "Jewish mother" of Congress, might wish this week away. Last week's dump by WikiLeaks of emails believed to have been hacked by Russians led to her resignation as chairwoman of the DNC. Read here to learn more about Wasserman Schultz's story and particularly her affinity for all things Jewish. Thinking we haven't heard the last of this strong and ambitious woman.

l-r: Ruben Goldstein, Aurore Lafond Chace,Edith Helfand, Sophie Helfand
Helfand Farm Discussion Follow-up

When Sophie and Edith Helfand and Ruben Goldstein spoke last week about their families and Dartmouth's farming history, they were joined by former classmates. Read here for Dartmouth Historical Society discussion doubles as class reunion.
Jewish Brazilian Olympics?

So there may not be much about Brazil that is Jewish, but what there is Joan Nathan, cookbook author and maven of Jewish cuisine, explains through the filter of food and family. Naturally.

Watch her video on preparing moqueca de peixe, Brazilian fish stew, and find inspiration for your own Olympics-themed dinner.

The documentary On the Map will take place in September with exact details to follow.


Shabbat Shalom,


The Bulletin is a weekly email from Amir Cohen, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford.  I welcome your feedback at amir@jewishnewbedford.org.

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