Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776
By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Appeals for charitable giving, especially at key points of the year, are part of the Jewish calendar and a predictable part of our tradition. As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we expect the customary High Holiday appeals to begin. This year, of course, things may well be a little different. Over the past 12 months, we have been responding and adjusting to...
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Sybil Sanchez
This Labor Day, take a moment to remember people like Lupe Hernandez. When she recently toured a Jewish family's apartment in the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she felt connected to our history as immigrants struggling to make better lives for ourselves and our families. Hernandez is one of the immigrant workers on strike in the 2007 film "Made in...
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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Fishing is a funny thing -- sometimes, you end up reeling in a catch you regret, no matter how much right-wing pundits like Dick Morris try to spin things. That seems to be the case with a recent poll conducted by the conservative Christian group, the Traditional Values Coalition, surveying American Jews aligned with the Democratic Party. So why would...
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By:
Jay Tcath
The support of the world's only superpower for the world's only Jewish state is a priceless asset for Israel. Sustaining that support, especially among the 98 percent of Americans who aren't Jewish, is a sacred trust for American Jews. Despite massive Israel-advocacy efforts in the realm of media, politics and intergroup relations, the Jewish community is leaving a massive stone...
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By:
Stephen J. Savitsky
I was privileged on July 13 to be invited, along with 16 other Jewish leaders, to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. Much has been written about this historic meeting; it's hard to believe there have been so many commentaries on a one-hour session. Everyone there has a version of what happened; I'm no different. For me,...
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