Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775

The Blessings of Diversity Realized in One Boy's Life The article, "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Panel Considers New Faces in the Crowd" (City & Suburb, May 29) struck a cord. When our son, Casey (Meir) entered this world years ago, we realized that he had been born to a tiny minority group, a Sioux Jew. He didn't look Jewish,...
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Media Clippings As I read the small item in the arts section of the April 30 New York Times , it felt as if my heart were being sliced into small pieces. New York University was proposing to demolish the near-mythic Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village as part of an expansion project. And, as reporter Felicia R. Lee noted, not...
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Jon Erlbaum
Imagine you were the recipient of a priceless super-computer, possessing the technology to help you make wondrous advances on behalf of humankind. There's only one problem: the great super-genius who created this technology gifted it to you without including an instruction manual. No customer support Web site, no online training videos, no FAQ links -- just a few blogs by...
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Elliot Jager
This past month brought two more reasons -- if any were needed -- to bolster the case for disbanding Israel's established "church" and its ultra-Orthodox curia. The first was the ruling by a panel of High Rabbinical Court judges upholding an earlier decision by the Ashdod rabbinical court that retroactively annulled a 15-year-old conversion to Judaism by Rabbi Haim Druckman,...
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Praise for the Students Who Stood Up to Hatred I arrived at the Israel@60 parade on the Parkway at the same moment that students of Barrack Hebrew Academy (formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy) were passing the "small group of black-clad demonstrators protesting the existence of the State of Israel" (Editorial: "Hate for Israel Can't Rain on Our Parade," May 22). The...
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