Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775

By:
Jehuda Reinhar
The Talmud teaches that if a king of Israel dies, all Jews are eligible to succeed him. But if a scholar dies, he cannot be replaced. I hope this is not so. Like the Talmudic sages, today's Jewish educators have made it their life's work to ensure safe passage of our age-old tradition from one generation to the next. But...
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It is ironic that in the same week that Jehuda Reinharz, the esteemed outgoing president of Brandeis University, issued a clarion call for greater investment in developing highly qualified Jewish educators (see Editorial & Opinion), the faculty of the Barrack Hebrew Academy went on strike. The cancelation of classes and school activities at the pluralistic middle and high school has...
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By:
​Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
Those of us in -- or approaching -- the second half of life, find ourselves in uncharted terrain. We can expect, with any luck, to live another two, three or even four decades. Our lives are not nearly over. We certainly don't feel old, and in the wake of the economic downturn, retirement will remain for many of us a...
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Newspaper Gives J Street Conference Short Shrift It's unfortunate that, instead of sending its own reporter to the inaugural conference of J Street in Washington, D.C., the Jewish Exponent chose to print a Jewish Telegraph Agency news brief (Nation & World: "Confab: Generational Divide on Israel," Oct. 29). The piece stressed the differences among the 1,500 attendees at the expense...
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Intermarriage has long been an established fact in American Jewish life, but the debate over how best to address it goes on. On one side are those who would focus most communal resources on bolstering the education of the "in-married" and their families. On the other are those who advocate expanding outreach efforts to encourage intermarried couples to raise Jewish...
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