Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

By:
Rabbi Judith Targan Abrahamson
A Reconstructionist rabbi recounts the special bond she formed while helping her mother-in-law prepare to become a Bat Mitzvah at the age of 92.
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By:
Jonathan Schanzer
American foreign policy in the Middle East has now entered Bizarro World — a place made famous by Jerry Seinfeld, describing a parallel universe where “up is down, down is up,” and where the opposite of what one expects occurs.
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By:
Michelle Twersky
Just because this year’s election lacks the “buzz” of a presidential year, there is no excuse to skip out on voting. It is especially important for the Jewish community to vote in every election and show our local elected officials that our community has a voice.
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One letter writer suggests that a rabbi set to retire next year may be on to something that could predict the future of American Jewry while another warns that the Paletsinians will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
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By:
Ruth Ellen Gruber , JTA
The recent death of the Velvet Underground's lead singer reminded a JTA reporter of the times when their lives briefly intersected in Philadelphia.
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