Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

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Rabbi Carole B. Balin
After her Bat Mitzvah in 1956, Margie Berkowitz remembers how her Zayde would say: "Margelle, chant your haftarah." He couldn't believe that a girl could become "Bar Mitzvahed." In our day, Bat Mitzvah shocks few zaydes, and bubbes. In fact, thousands of bubbes who missed the opportunity as girls have followed their daughters and granddaughters onto the bimah to mark...
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By:
Norma Zager
"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends." -- French poet Jacques Delille Azerbaijan's recent arrest of 22 people on suspicion of plotting Iran-backed attacks on the U.S and Israeli embassies in Baku -- not the first such plot -- provides the latest evidence that Azerbaijan exists between a rock and a hard place. Iran's determination to bring Azerbaijan into...
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If you haven't taken a good hard look at the sweet, innocent faces of the Jewish children struck down in cold blood in France this week, you should. The horror of such young ones starting off their school day like any other and ending up the victims of a calculating murderer is too great to bear. But that is what...
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One reader praises Federation's Interfaith Mission while another finds a rabbi's argument about abortion to be disingenuous.
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By:
Jay Sekulow and Robert Ash
In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of rogue nations like Iran, an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified.
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