Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

One reader states that an opinion writer has the right to criticize but not to endanger Jews and Gratz College announces it will study and compare different genocides.
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It's a sorry state of affairs when one of the biggest challenges for American Jewry is mobilizing our own community on behalf of Israel. A new effort to do just that is kicking off here next week, with the launch of the Jewish Community Relations Council's Israel Action Coalition. We wish this new initiative the best of luck. We hope...
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By:
Leon A. Morris
Change is afoot in Reform Judaism. A new president of the Union for Reform Judaism has been selected. The movement has launched a series of nationwide public forums to discuss its future. Hundreds of Reform rabbis have endorsed a plan to achieve greater efficiency in the movement's institutions. Rethinking dues structures, using technology more effectively and sharing best practices are...
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman
Ruth's day is coming. Not the Ruth with all the home runs. The other Ruth, the biblical one who hit an eternal shot for Jews by Choice. We read her book and story on Shavuot. Her words of commitment spoken to her mother-in-law, Naomi, travel over time to us on the holiday: "Wherever you go I will go, and wherever...
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Israeli and U.S. officials have been taking pains in recent days to tamp down the firestorm that erupted after President Barack Obama's controversial speech on the Middle East last week. The real question is whether the continuing mistrust between the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will in the long run undermine what both countries' leaders say they want...
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