Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

By:
Aryeh Green
Reporting on the Middle East affects the attitudes of academics, policy-makers, students, even our children. It's perhaps no surprise that so many academics and politicians around the globe are profoundly anti-Israel, and that so many Jewish students and children (and some adults) are increasingly uncomfortable identifying with Israel or even as Jews, when they hear how Israelis kill Palestinian bulldozer...
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If There's a Scarcity, It's Not in New Jersey In response to the letter by Janna Walsh ("Why Is There a Scarcity of Truly Inspiring Rabbis?" April 17), I realize she was referring to the Reform movement, so I cannot comment on what she said directly. However, I can say that my shul, Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, N.J.,...
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April is the cruelest month ... " Perhaps T.S. Eliot never prepared for a Passover seder. Then again, maybe he did. Anyone can link his words to the cruelty this month that's involved in scrubbing refrigerator shelves; cleaning out cabinets; and shopping and cooking for the holiday. Even if you didn't go the extra mile in preparing for unleavened foods,...
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By:
Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman
If a pharaoh fell in the Red Sea but nobody told the story, did it actually happen? No. If no pharaoh fell in the Red Sea, but we told the story for 3,000 years, did it actually happen? Yes. Is it still happening? Yes. To people brought up in the modern mode of focusing on cold, hard facts, these responses...
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By:
Lorne Opler
I always thought of myself as one of the lucky Jews never directly affected by the Holocaust. My paternal grandparents arrived in the United States decades before World War II broke out. My mother's parents immigrated to Canada in the 1920s. Yet the Shoah was not completely absent from my childhood. It was incorporated in my Jewish day-school curriculum, woven...
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