Daily Archives: July 26, 2016


Community mikvah closes; new mikvah coming soon

After 64 years, the Oregon Board of Rabbis held a short ritual ceremony July 24 to close the Portland Ritualarium (aka Portland Community Mikvah), which has served the full spectrum of the Jewish community for 64 years. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland in partnership with the Oregon Board of Rabbis and others is building…


Roth’s autobiographical ‘Indignation’ reaches the screen

For his directorial debut, veteran producer and writer James Schamus chose a Philip Roth novel set during a turning point in the Jewish-American experience. “Indignation” unfolds in 1951, when opportunities and prospects for young Jewish professionals were just beginning to expand. “You discover when you start to inhabit that world that there was a genuine…

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