Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

Agencies Should Have Received Proper Credit The Jewish Exponent's story about Dara Horn's book and "One Book, One Jewish Community" was very well-written (City & Suburb: " 'One Book' Program to Sound the 'Horn' Over Writer's Work," Oct. 15). Unfortunately, what was omitted is the fact that this program -- the largest of its kind in the country -- is...
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Doing community service has become a rite of passage for Jews of all ages. The "do-good" trend starts with preschoolers toting gently used toys to distribute to disadvantaged children. It continues with Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers, whose social-action projects are now required at most synagogues, and with college students opting for spring break and summer excursions to help post-flood...
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If you are 40 years old, female and have never gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing right now. Pick up the phone, call your doctor and make an appointment. If you're the husband of a 40-year-old women and don't know whether your wife has ever gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing and ask her. The same goes for...
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By:
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
An old Southern black song cries out: "God gave Noah the rainbow sign; No more water, the fire next time." Long before that, the ancient rabbis spoke of a mabul eysh -- a "flood of fire." In their days, they were fantasies. But in our generation, the flood of fire has come upon us in the form of global scorching...
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By:
Jack Wertheimer
From now on, Jewish groups will likely think twice before using any variation on the word "assimilation." That's one lesson learned from the recent brouhaha over a 34-second commercial on Israeli television promoting the Jewish Agency for Israel's Masa program, which brings young Jews to Israel for sustained periods of work, study and volunteering. The advertisement, which paired photos of...
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