Jewish Culture

Rabbi Speaks On Passover, Current Events

The Jewish holiday of Passover is coming to an end. It is a time for celebration and reflection. This year, it has been a bit more difficult according to Charleston Rabbi Victor Urecki. He spoke with News Director Eric Douglas to discuss the holiday and the struggle with the war in Gaza.

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Rabbi Discusses The Importance Of Lighting The Dark This Hanukkah 

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 7 and ends at sundown Friday, Dec.15. Also known as “The Festival of Lights,” the celebration has taken on a new meaning in the context of the war in Gaza. Reporter Chris Schulz spoke with Rabbi Zalman Gurevitch of the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at West Virginia University on the first night of Hanukkah.

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Historians, Local Jewish Congregation Recognize Civil War Passover Feast In Southern W.Va.

Soldiers came together during the conflict for a Passover feast known as a Seder. Reporter Shepherd Snyder spoke with Joseph Golden, Jewish researcher and secretary of the Temple Beth El congregation in Beckley, along with Drew Gruber of Civil War Trails, about this celebration’s historical significance.

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Rabbi Reflects on Drug Epidemic, Gun Violence, and 170 Years of Faith in Wheeling

Wheeling's Jewish community got together over the weekend to celebrate 170 years of faith and service in the Northern Panhandle. Rabbi Joshua Lief grew up…

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