Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775

The Obama administration has launched a charm offensive with the American Jewish community, seeking to reassure an increasingly skeptical constituency that he truly is committed to Israel's security. But the president's real target needs to be the Israeli public, whose dismay over the seriously strained relations is trumped only by its growing sense of isolation as the world, conveniently forgetting...
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By:
Joshua I. Shuman
How do you teach your children that the world is not black and white? How do you teach your children that a split-second decision can change your life forever? How do you teach your children to appreciate the gray zone -- the area that cannot be defined, the area that is, well, unknowable? Frankly, I just don't know, and I'm...
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By:
Joel Einleger
With winter's snow at an end, thousands of parents are now imagining their children swimming in a mountain lake after a long, hot run in the sun as they finalize plans for their children to attend summer camp. But only some parents will choose a camp that can also help build their child's Jewish connections, identity and pride, while they...
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They say the wheels of justice grind slowly, but they are moving very swiftly for Sholom Rubashkin. The former CEO of the Agriprocessors kosher meat company in Postville, Iowa, is slated to be sentenced next week for bank fraud and other charges, and federal prosecutors are apparently seeking a life sentence. The May 2008 raid by federal immigration officials on...
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Praise for a Rabbi Who's Stuck by the Russians Your April 15 cover story "The New Russian Revolution?" was both interesting and insightful. It's good to know that Federation, under the leadership of Mr. Leonard Barrack, has taken such a great interest in the Russian community. I would like to point out that for more than 30 years, one rabbi...
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