Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Uriel Heilman weighs the ups and downs of becoming a rabbi in America.
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Interest-free Lending Exists Right Here We were delighted to see the extended discussion of the mitzvah of interest-free lending in Rabbi George Stern’s March 6 column (Opinion: “Finding a Jewish Response to Income Inequality in the U.S.”). In the Delaware Valley, that mitzvah is fulfilled by the Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia (hebrewfreeloanphila.org.) Through no-interest loans up to...
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By:
Melissa R. Klapper
With Purim falling, as it often does, during Women’s History Month, it's worth recalling how Jewish women have played an integral role in their communities from biblical times until today, a history professor and author writes.
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Purim, a story paced by the inspiring Vashti and Esther, is the perfect time to review women's rights that still need to be addressed.
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By:
Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
Local leaders of the Religious Zionists of America argue that the president has not done enough to pledge the country's moral, political and diplomatic support for Israel.
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