Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
By:
Steven C. Wernick
Leading an organization down a new path is both challenging and exhilarating. The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's new direction leads us to meet the needs of today's Conservative Jew. If we are to achieve our objectives, serve our member synagogues and help Conservative Jews flourish as Jews in this world, we must also redefine Conservative Judaism. Since July, when...
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By:
Miriam Peskowitz, JE Feature
You might think I'm here to tell you to give fewer presents this year. I am, after all, the author of books that remind us of the simple pleasures, and suggest what to do with baking soda from the pantry and white paper from the closet. Add that to the current economic climate, with nearly everyone still reeling from the...
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By:
Judd Levingston, JE Feature
This year, Chanukah will feel different for our family because there will be much more light than before. Our middle daughter knows all about light, having just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah two months ago on the week when we read the story of creation in the Torah. For nearly a year, she practiced chanting the Hebrew verses announcing the creation...
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By:
Neal M. Sher
The espionage charges leveled against American scientist Stewart David Nozette raise more questions than they answer; and those questions should trouble, and perhaps even outrage, the American Jewish community. The affidavit of FBI agent Leslie Martell, made public last month, lays out the factual underpinning for the complaint. It seems that Nozette was initially targeted because he boasted to friends...
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By:
Ira Forman
I am a lucky man, some might say blessed, as earlier this year I had a heart attack and survived -- physically and financially. I'm fortunate to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. Yet even someone with good insurance can't go through a medical calamity without getting a glimpse of what lies over the precipice of financial and medical disaster...
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