Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
By:
Ellen Kadransky
Way back in 1800, Thomas Jefferson spoke out to cite the political disadvantage for states that divided electoral votes in a district approach, while all others used the winner-take-all approach. He knew the dangers even back then. And yet, Pennsylvania is talking about using a district approach in 2012. In California in 2007, politicians initiated a petition to divide the...
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By:
Elie Kaunfer
I want to challenge one of the mainstay assumptions of organized Jewish life: Jewish continuity is the end goal, and everything is in service to that.
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By:
Betsy Sheerr
Last week's disjointed Republican presidential debate in South Carolina was a dispiriting signal that these candidates are either not sophisticated or they do not much care about foreign policy. To those of us who do care deeply about U.S. foreign policy and America's role as a world leader, this was both a disappointing and dangerous sign.
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By:
Sharone Weizman
Creating a successful religious school program in a contemporary culture dominated by secular youth activities demands an experiential approach to Jewish learning. The beauty of an experiential program in a progressive school setting is that it is student-centered, allowing educators to focus on bringing a child's experiences to life through fun and interactive educational lessons. Moreover, the experiential approach can...
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By:
Simcha Weinstein
I may be a rabbi who lives and works in the heart of New York City -- in fact, I was just voted one of Gotham's "hippest" -- but believe it or not, I occasionally catch a glimpse of an endangered species.
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