Saturday, February 13, 2016 AdarI 4, 5776

In this era of "a la carte" services being offered by a variety of Jewish groups, supporters of synagogues have been doing their best to "reinvent" their institutions with programs and services that will attract what many fear is a dwindling base of families. Competition for synagogue Hebrew schools, the main drawing card to get families through the door, is...
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Stu Goldman
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Iran deserves a stronger response from the candidates, the country and the Jews
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Jonathan S. Tobin
On the threat from Iran, we got some good news, bad news and even worse news last week. The good news: Both presidential candidates think the prospect of Iran going nuclear is a bad thing. Republican candidate John McCain went straight to the bottom line in the first presidential debate last week when he flatly stated, "We cannot allow a...
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There's something truly exciting about running across the very first issue of a new magazine, one you haven't heard a word about in advance, especially in these precarious times for all ventures that deal with the printed word. That happened recently to me during a visit to Barnes & Noble, where I stumbled upon 12th Street . This new journal,...
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Can a New Mayor Help 'Save' Jerusalem From Itself? Columnist Shmuel Rosner writes in www.slate.com on Sept. 24 about the upcoming election for mayor of Jerusalem: "Overused, overquoted, and overanalyzed, Yehuda Amichai's poem 'Mayor' has become a familiar cliché in Israel: 'It's sad,/To be the Mayor of Jerusalem./It is terrible,/How can any man be the mayor of a city like...
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