Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

Speaking Up When an Old Hatred Rears Its Head I read with interest Michael Elkin's piece titled "And a Happy New Year -- With Old Biases?" (City & Suburb, Dec. 31). He is indeed to be commended for speaking up when individuals resort to anti-Semitism. I have found myself in this situation numerous times, but have always been reluctant to...
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The images emerging from Haiti are staggering; the statistics mind-boggling. While it would be easy to be struck with paralysis by the depth of such death and destruction, this is not the Jewish way. And so, from day one of a crisis of incomprehensible proportions, Israel and a host of Jewish organizations have rushed to join -- and, in many...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Like many people these days, I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September during the U.N. General Assembly. With my friend Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes -- and...
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By:
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
On Jan. 18, communities across the country will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service. It is one of three "showcase" days of volunteering established in the past 20 years -- the others being Sept. 11 and Global Youth Service Day in April. And it's indicative of a broader trend. Involvement in service in this country has...
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Why Should We Thank Him for Ditching Judaism? I was saddened after reading Alex Cohen's letter regarding intermarriage in the Jan. 7 issue. Most troubling is Mr. Cohen's rationalization that he's actually doing the Jewish community a favor by not marrying a Jewish woman. He says that we should be both "celebrating" and "thanking" him. Thanking him for what? For...
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