Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Josh Pasek and Jeff Pasek
Jews historically have had the highest voter participation rate of any demographic group in America. Although roughly 2 percent of the population, Jews make up almost 4 percent of all voters. That could change in the coming year, and it's not because Jews have lost interest in the political process.
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By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
I am often asked, especially by non-believers, whether religious practice can actually make us better human beings.
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There are several times a year when the calendar cries out for a pause to remember the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah in the spring is clearly one of those times. The Nov. 9-10 anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the burning of synagogues and destruction of Jewish property in Germany and Austria foreshadowed what was in store for...
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By:
Marc Erlbaum
I was fortunate to be one of 50 participants invited to a two-day retreat last month called "The Conversation." Sponsored by The Jewish Week , a New York weekly, the annual program is an opportunity for a diverse group of Jews from across the country to come together to discuss Jewish issues. There is no agenda other than communication and...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
American donors recognize the unique relationship between the United States and Israel, yet changes are quietly taking place in the philanthropic arena that suggest a downturn in support.
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