Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
By:
Mike Weilbacher
Sundown Friday night marks the beginning of Tu ­B’She­vat, the New Year for trees. In shuls across the region, Jews mark the occasion in a variety of ways, many recreating the seder invented by those clever kabbalists in Tzfat 500 years ago, drinking four glasses of wine that progress from winter white to the deep red of summer. But what...
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By:
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
This election season started with great promise, and new parties and talented individuals have emerged across the political spectrum. The problem is that this influx hasn’t generated new ideas.
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By:
Kenneth Jacobson
For those of us who closely follow the progress in America in the battles against racism and anti-Semitism, the observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this year has particular relevance.
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By:
Daniel Gordis
Israelis across the spectrum are acknowledging what they used to only whisper: The old paradigm is dying.
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By:
Michelle Twersky and Gabriel Aaronson
This past election, the Jewish community lost two lawmakers in the Pennsylvania state legislature who were good friends when it came to supporting school choice programs. To protect these gains in the new legislature, which was sworn in last week, it is crucial that we engage our new legislators and ask them to support educational opportunity with the same vigor...
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