Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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JTA
A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys on the basis that the minors involved have no say in whether they want to partake in the ritual.
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By:
Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Chanukah has moved so far into the American vernacular that weeks after the last candle was extinguished, symbols of the holiday still permeate the public sphere. Local rabbis weigh in on the implications.
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By:
Neshama Carlebach, JTA
Neshama Carlebach shares the lessons learned during her journey through Judaism.
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SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's Torah portion is a build-up to Moses' famous "let my people go" demand; confronting the difficulties of oppression and inequality head on is a quality that was displayed repeatedly by the late Nelson Mandela.
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Much of the discussion head­ing into the Reform movement's biennial, now taking place in California, revolved around reaching the whole Jewish community, not just the affiliated, wherever they are.
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