Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

Forgive us for being a tad skeptical that a United Nations panel could impartially investigate the now notorious flotilla affair without impugning Israel as the culprit. Given recent history, it's hard not to compute "U.N." plus "inquiry" without arriving at Goldstone, the outrageously one-sided excoriation of Israel's actions during the 2008 Gaza war. The U.N. inquiry, announced this week, will...
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Shofar as Wake-Up Call to Assess Ourselves and the Middle East
By:
Rabbi Pesach Lerner
With the advent of Rosh Hashanah, reflection and introspection dominate our thoughts as we are called upon to examine our lives and focus on improving ourselves, both as human beings and as Jews. One hallmark of the High Holiday season is the concept of teshuvah, or repentance: the act of acknowledging our flaws and transgressions, of owning up to our...
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By:
Lori Samlin Miller, JE Feature
Driving out of Wynnefield to escape the summer heat, we found ourselves cruising down the Black Horse Pike, heading toward Atlantic City. In the 1960s of my youth, both of these towns were enclaves for Jewish immigrants of Eastern European descent. Back then, Atlantic City -- with its beach and boardwalk -- teemed with year-round and vacationing Jews, but only...
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When a member of the Israeli Knesset tried to ram through legislation on conversion that would delegitimize non-Orthodox Jews, American Jewry rightly responded with a chorus of protest. Now that a woman has been arrested for carrying a Torah at the Western Wall, U.S. Jewry should respond with similar outrage. Both issues -- dubbed "Who is a Jew" and "Women...
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Despite Budget Woes, Group Has Lots to Give I would like to react to the July 15 cover story, "Finding the Feasible Path to Inclusion." As board chair of InterFaithways, I believe that we should not be discouraged regarding recent allocations developments -- our cause is right, at the right time! I plan to fight to continue and grow InterFaithways...
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