Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775

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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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Appeals for charitable giving, especially at key points of the year, are part of the Jewish calendar and a predictable part of our tradition. As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we expect the customary High Holiday appeals to begin. This year, of course, things may well be a little different. Over the past 12 months, we have been responding and adjusting to...
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By:
Sybil Sanchez
This Labor Day, take a moment to remember people like Lupe Hernandez. When she recently toured a Jewish family's apartment in the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she felt connected to our history as immigrants struggling to make better lives for ourselves and our families. Hernandez is one of the immigrant workers on strike in the 2007 film "Made in...
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