Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
By:
Michael Gordan
On Friday, July 13, Lechu Neranena will celebrate its first anniversary of conducting monthly Friday night services. This Orthodox minyan in Bala Cynwyd is an example of a recent phenomenon, sometimes called the partnership minyan, where women are able to participate more fully than in traditional Orthodox synagogues. Though services are conducted with a mechitzah , or divider, between men...
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Health Care Law Means We'll All Be Healthier
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James Rosenstein
In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much analysis of the court's reasoning, along with speculation about its likely impact on Americans and the economy. But what about its potential effect on the Jewish community? Of course, much of ACA will affect all Americans,...
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Why Obamacare Just Doesn't Make Sense
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David E. Edman
Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed and flowed, but never gone away. Today, questions around reforming our health care system are no longer about whether or not we need it, but only how best to do it. The Affordable Care Act (aka...
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By:
Ira Sheskin
Ira Sheskin The 2011 Jewish Community Study of New York was released earlier this month with some fanfare -- along with a few surprises. After a decrease from about 2 million in 1970 to 1.4 million in both 1991 and 2002, the region's Jewish population increased to 1.54 million in 2011, reflecting higher numbers of both children and elderly. Even...
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By:
Mort Klein
The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has made great strides since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year. It surged in popularity, handsomely won legislative elections and now its presidential candidate, Muhammad Mursi, has won the presidential contest. With Mubarak now reportedly clinically dead, the military regime that has been controlling Egypt since his ouster is showing a reluctance...
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