If you happened to notice a rabbi checking 11 miles worth of telephone poles around town in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, here’s what he was up to: Making sure that religiously observant New Haven Jews can stroll babies and carry prayer books when Sabbath rolls around.
Some of the “traditional” liturgical melodies Jews sing during synagogue services originated centuries ago. Others originated in our lifetimes — often thanks to one singer-songwriter named Debbie Friedman.
A moral response to the 2016 elections and Trump era could catalyze the formation of new coalitions, and a new vision — a political, social pentecost — the Rev. Dr. William Barber told a gathering of New Haveners.
A small but vocal crowd, many holding homemade signs and placards, gathered Wednesday night at the corner of Chapel and Church streets for an “emergency vigil” to protest President Donald Trump’s expected executive order barring and then indefinitely banning Syrian refugees from the U.S. and temporarily barring refugees from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia or Libya.