This is the perfect time to do a little conjecturing about what might await the Jewish community as the new year gets under way. Such conjecture seems particularly appropriate in the political arena, given the critical issues Washington must face.
What is the most effective philanthropic program the Jewish community has initiated in the last few decades? Without question, according to our cover story on Israel travel, the answer has to be Birthright.
As we continue to seek comfort from our faith, our families and our community in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, now is the time to turn our anguish into action, to take meaningful and concrete steps to get lethal weapons off the streets and out of our communities.