Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
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Rabbi Jerome Epstein
It is entirely possible that out of all of Passover's attractions for modern Jews, the very strongest is the opportunity to gather with family and friends. It's not as if you could not eat a seder meal alone, or with just one or two others. A seder certainly can be that small and still fulfill the mitzvah of remembering the...
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By:
Sue Fishkoff
Why is April 3 different from all other nights? On this night, Conservative, Orthodox and some Reconstructionist Jews outside Israel will sit down to their second Passover seder, while Reform and Israeli Jews will eat as on any other night of the holiday. That's longstanding tradition. But stirring the pot are some younger American Jews returning from Israel programs, who...
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Media Clippings
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We've all seen them in supermarkets, department stores and restaurants, those children who throw fits whenever they don't get what they want when they want it. They were always around, as far back as anyone can remember, except now it seems their numbers have blossomed. The March issue of Parents magazine called them "The Brat Pack," alluding to that group...
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Jewish organizations are wise to avoid jumping on the anti-war bandwagon
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Is there a more unpopular man in America than Vice President Dick Cheney? After more than six years as the Bush-administration's chief policy guru/hatchet man, Cheney is not only the villain in every conspiracy theory about anything that has happened during their time in office, he is also the punchline for every joke about its incompetence. From his accidental shooting...
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By:
Anshel Pfeffer
An important study on last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah has been published by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. It is the first to give a comprehensive explanation of how, in an asymmetrical war "between a state [Israel] and a militant, secretive, religiously fundamentalist sect or...
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