Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Now that I'm fast approaching my 60th birthday, I find myself riveted by any descriptions I run across of the aging process. Not that I consider myself old. But those who are honest with themselves as they approach their seventh decade have to admit that their bodies have begun sending signals that are a good deal different from the ones...
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It's time once again to take the 5769 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Did you have a good time in 5768? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year in which the tide turned in favor of the American war effort in Iraq. The rocket barrage on southern Israel was halted (for the...
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Stu Goldman
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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did over the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh -- or spiritual accounting...
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It is hard to view the outcome of the planning for this week's rally at the United Nations to protest the presence of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with anything but dismay. The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, along with other prominent groups, sought to show with Monday's rally that Americans are united against Iran and its genocidal nuclear...
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