Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775
By:
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
On Jan. 18, communities across the country will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service. It is one of three "showcase" days of volunteering established in the past 20 years -- the others being Sept. 11 and Global Youth Service Day in April. And it's indicative of a broader trend. Involvement in service in this country has...
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By:
Sid Schwarz
I have more than a passing interest in the debate that's emerged about Jewish social entrepreneurship, which has become a hot topic in the blogosphere. I am a serial entrepreneur, having founded a synagogue (Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Md.), a national Jewish educational organization (the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values) and a national interfaith initiative (the...
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By:
Daniel Pipes
As hands are being wrung in the aftermath of a near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit on Dec. 25, a conversation from London's Heathrow airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at...
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By:
Ken Fink, JE Feature
Every year on my birthday, for as far back as I can recall, my father has wished me a happy birthday and asked: "So, do you feel different today?" He always meant it as a joke, but there is a subtle truth to it. Many of our changes are gradual, so we set a marker to make the change truly...
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By:
Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu
A recent survey by the Forward of 75 major American Jewish communal organizations found that fewer than one in six are run by women, and that those women are paid 61 cents to every dollar earned by a man. I was not surprised to read this, only saddened again by the realities of the Jewish community. It is past time...
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