Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at Mount Sinai came the giving of the Torah. What was the purpose of the sublime revelation itself? The actual contents of the Ten Commandments -- for instance, belief in God, honoring one's parents...
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The uncovering of a plot to attack American soldiers at Ft. Dix, N.J. last week made headlines across the country. But now that the sensationalism associated with any story of this magnitude has subsided, it is time to substitute sober analysis for hyperbole and draw some conclusions about the event. The first is that those who seek to downplay the...
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Jewish Groups Should Steer Clear of Abortion The cover story about the abortion debate ("Groups Rev Up to Fight Over Ruling on Late-Term Abortion," April 26) perplexed me. I don't understand why a Jewish organization like the Anti-Defamation League feels the need to take a stand on the issue. Is abortion uniquely Jewish? There are plenty of other organizations --...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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Obstacles to prioritizing day schools can't be allowed to thwart a community lifeline
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
For those who have been promoting the idea that Jewish communities must cease talking about the importance of day school education and start funding it adequately, the news late last month out of New Jersey was long overdue. The Metrowest federation announced the launch on April 29 of a $50-million campaign that will seek to increase enrollment and academic excellence...
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