Articles by Sura Rubenstein


Sacred Unions

Jewish weddings have always been a community priority. The patriarch Abraham went to great lengths to arrange the marriage of his son, Isaac, to Rebekah. And the great medieval sage Maimonides included marriage in his listing of the 613 commandments incumbent upon Jews. Closer to home, no sooner had the first Jewish young men arrived…

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High Places, Deep Roots

Next month, hundreds of skiers will gather in the Pacific Northwest – a tribute in part to two Oregonians: Richard L. Kohnstamm and Harold S. Hirsch. The occasion is “Skiing Heritage Week,” an annual conclave sponsored jointly by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum and the International Skiing History Association. Kohnstamm,…

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