Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
By:
​Barry Morrison
Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, has said, in reference to the past 12 months: "It was probably the worst year for global anti-Semitism in my tenure with the ADL." With this in mind, what should we make of anti-Semitism nationally? The numbers do offer a sobering picture, and yet it's far from all gloom and doom...
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By:
Rachel Lewis, JE Feature
As our orientation for Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps came to a close the first week of September, we had just begun the process of navigating the intrigue of New Orleans, its unique Jewish community, and our excitement and anxiety about beginning our new jobs at various nonprofit groups throughout the city. Amid this amorphous, post-college time, I and nine...
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By:
Nancy Falchuk
Nothing should surprise the medical staff of a big hospital, but last July, the Hadassah Medical Center had an extraordinary 48-hour period in which surgical teams performed two heart and three kidney transplants. The most dramatic case was that of a 42-year-old mother of six, who had been living for a year with an artificial heart, and who finally had...
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By:
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Do you remember the line drawing of an old woman who, if you shift your eyes a fraction of an inch, can suddenly reappear as a beautiful girl with a hat? I thought of that well-known perceptual illusion this summer when I studied the biblical narrative of Joseph at a retreat for Jewish and Muslim emerging religious leaders. We chose...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
With the celebration of Chanukah -- a Jewish festival built on rededication, survival and giving -- we prepare to say goodbye to 2009. For many, it will be a relief to put the past 12 months behind us and start 2010 with a sense of renewal. For some, this period reminds us of crashing stocks and the Bernie Madoff mess...
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