Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

By:
Steven C. Wernick
Leading an organization down a new path is both challenging and exhilarating. The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's new direction leads us to meet the needs of today's Conservative Jew. If we are to achieve our objectives, serve our member synagogues and help Conservative Jews flourish as Jews in this world, we must also redefine Conservative Judaism. Since July, when...
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A Perfect Example That Health Care Does Work In "A Tough Way to Learn the Truth About U.S. Health Care" (Op-Ed, Nov. 25), Ira Forman describes his recent brush with mortality. After sustaining an apparent heart attack in a washroom at a fundraiser, he was transported to his choice of hospitals, where, as he recounts, within 70 minutes of arrival...
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By:
Miriam Peskowitz, JE Feature
You might think I'm here to tell you to give fewer presents this year. I am, after all, the author of books that remind us of the simple pleasures, and suggest what to do with baking soda from the pantry and white paper from the closet. Add that to the current economic climate, with nearly everyone still reeling from the...
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By:
Judd Levingston, JE Feature
This year, Chanukah will feel different for our family because there will be much more light than before. Our middle daughter knows all about light, having just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah two months ago on the week when we read the story of creation in the Torah. For nearly a year, she practiced chanting the Hebrew verses announcing the creation...
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Confusing True Innocents With Deadly Terrorists In response to Robert Leiter's review of the book Torture and the War on Terror by Tzvetan Todorov (Nov. 12), I suppose that I would not support burning a terrorist at the stake or flaying him alive to gain information that would save the lives of innocents. Yet I would agree to leaving the...
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