Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Israel made a strategically bold and politically wise decision when it initiated a cease-fire with Hamas over the weekend. But the burning question is: What next? Israeli forces delivered a devastating blow to the terrorist organization, destroying much of its governing infrastructure, killing hundreds of militants, and targeting the network of tunnels used to smuggle weapons and other contraband from...
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There are few times during the year when we can stand up as a community to be counted. Super Sunday is one of those times. On Jan. 25, hundreds of volunteers will come together for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual fund-raising outreach to the community. With the world mired in economic crisis and Jewish organizations suffering from declining...
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It's Moral Obligation for All to Defend Israel Israel, in a continual war for its existence, is threatened not only by the terror of Islamic fascism and by the scorn of fanatical dictators, but also by the "elites" of Western society. We are told that Israel's reaction to thousands of missiles fired at its citizens is disproportionate, and that Israel...
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By:
Rabbi Leonard Gordon
Editor's Note: Rabbi Leonard Gordon returned on Jan. 16 from a mission to Israel sponsored by the Masorti (Conservative) movement. The following is an excerpt from the blog he kept during the trip, which coincided with the war in Gaza. JERUSALEM I am writing at the end of a long day spent close to Gaza. No previous experience I have...
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By:
Lisa Eisen
President Barack Obama has made national and community service a cornerstone of his vision for transforming our country. The intimate linkage between his inauguration and his call for widespread participation in the national day of service on Martin Luther King Day actualizes his vision of igniting long-term commitment to meaningful community service. As we celebrate this historic inauguration, the Jewish...
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