I learned the term "tikkun olum" while reading recent Omaha World-Herald stories about Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, who retired in May after nearly three decades serving as senior rabbi at Omaha’s Temple Israel.
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I’ve been listening to Lillian Cunningham’s "Presidential" podcast, trying to glean insights into our nation’s earliest leaders. In a month that is sure to contain fireworks – from the Fourth of July to the Republican and Democratic conventions – it feels quieting and introspective to cast my mind back to our first presidents.
Had I the resources, the one new book I’d give every delegate to the national political conventions meeting later this month is James Traub’s masterful biography, "John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit" (Basic Books).
More than 100 alumni, supporters and friends teed off to benefit Scotus Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Columbus during the school’s ninth annual Shamrock Open June 4 in Omaha.
Four students were recognized as "Rising Stars" and one was honored as an inspiring graduate during the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) annual CHANCE Luncheon June 7 in Omaha.
Twenty-eight members of the concert choir for V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha participated with nine other choirs from across the country in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington, D.C.
More than 200 golfers helped Marian High School raise $110,000 at the 21st annual Lexus Champions for Marian Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course in Omaha.
A Columbus court of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) celebrated its 90th anniversary June 5 with a Mass at St. Anthony Church and dinner at the local Knights of Columbus hall.
The international Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) movement will honor a Bellevue resident with its highest award during the group’s annual TEC Encounter in Quincy, Ill., July 29-31.
Writing about their own Polish Catholic ancestors and the religious customs they brought to the United States, four eighth-graders of Polish descent each won $1,000 scholarships to an Omaha-area Catholic high school of their choice in an essay contest sponsored by the Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska.