Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

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Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe
The screams and wailing could be heard as far as the distant parking lot. A young orphan, I was frightened by the noise. I clung to my mother's and uncle's hands as we left the lot and neared the graves. Gazing through the iron gates of the cemetery, I could see the sources of the cries huddled in groups around...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Time magazine's Summer Olympic preview edition made quite an impression sitting there on the newsstands last week. The initial draw was unquestionably the cover, always a Time strong point. There were two of them this time out. One showed a tight closeup of LeBron James, basketball in hand, who was identified as the "Leader of the Redeem Team."...
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Article on Soldier's Family Glorifies Intermarriage A recent front-page article (Cover story: "Local Father Off to Iraq," July 10), prompted me to write. It concerned an interfaith couple, where the non-Jewish spouse was going off to Iraq to serve his country. While that is a very commendable thing to do and he should be saluted for it, the rest of...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS He was proclaimed as a "magazine innovator" in the obituary on the front page of The New York Times for July 2. The paper was describing Clay Felker, the longtime editor of New York magazine from the time it first started in 1964 as a supplement to The New York Herald Tribune. Felker continued at the helm when,...
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Rabbi's Behavior: It's Not Related to Renewal I want to balance an impression I received from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency article about Rabbi Mordechai Gafni (Nation & World: "Disgraced Rabbi Seeks to Relaunch Career, Despite Sex Allegations," July 17). The voices presented in this article are not reflections of the Jewish Renewal movement and its teachings. The sexual revolution of...
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