Sunday, May 29, 2016 Iyyar 21, 5776

Did a controversial ad tell the truth, has the ADL turned its back on its mission and just where does the GOP stand on the political spectrum these days?
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By:
Jack Wertheime
In the middle decades of the 20th century, they were called "mushroom synagogues." They popped up in the waning days of summer to provide High Holiday services, then disappeared at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. Today, "mushroom synagogues" are again in vogue -- but with a critical difference. Where once they were organized mainly by entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Bad news spreads quickly. Even though it happened on Erev Yom Kippur, the holiest night of the year, word spread rapidly that the Philadelphia Phillies, the overwhelming favorite to win the World Series, had failed to advance past the Divisional Series.
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An ad took potshots at President Obama and "evangelical" candidates sound just like Mideast demigods.
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Wouldn't it be nice to wake up the day after Yom Kippur with a truly blank slate? With the opportunity to begin from scratch, to erase all the sins of omission and commission that we registered this past year, and to start all over again? That's the promise of these Days of Awe, but we all know that it's easier...
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