Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

Most days, Iran is never far from the front pages, either in mainstream newspapers or Jewish ones. And now that September has rolled around -- marking the start of the High Holiday period and the deadline that President Obama set for himself to reassess his stance toward this fearsome Middle East nation -- the need to deal with the Iranian...
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By:
Alan Luxenberg
On Sept. 11, 2001, today's high school students were ages 6 to 9 -- far too young to understand the momentous events that took place that day. In a few years, however, these youngsters will be able to vote or join the army. What do they really need to know now about 9/11 -- and why? The latter question --...
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By:
Philip A. Cunningham
A few weeks ago, at its annual meeting in Berlin, the International Council of Christians and Jews issued a major assessment of the present state of Christian-Jewish relations. Titled "A Time for Recommitment: Building the New Relationship between Jews and Christians," the statement reviews the long, ambivalent history between both faith communities, commends the positive developments of the last six...
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Fast for Only One Reason -- the Freeing of Shalit It seems that the clergy of the Reconstructionist movement has succumbed to the "Stockholm Syndrome," where the victim identifies with his captor's cause. Swayed by Arab propaganda that Israel is the oppressor, these rabbis repeat -- and endorse -- defaming and dishonest claims (Nation & World: "Rabbis Call for Fasting...
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It's back-to-school time, ushering in the predictable mix of anticipation and anxiety that fills the end-of-summer air once Labor Day approaches. But there's something else going on this year that threatens the normalcy of our kids' classrooms. Educational institutions across the country will be ringing in the new academic year facing the duel challenge of economic shortfalls and medical pitfalls...
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