Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776

What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
How Did Two Men Reduce Global Politics to a Single Issue? Columnist Steve Huntley writes in the Chicago Sun-Times ( www.suntimes.com ) on Sept. 7 that attacks on supporters of Israel reveal the authors' own bias: "It's no secret that the Israeli lobby has a record of success. A number of strongly motivated organizations advocate for Israel -- a cause...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
Today, pro-Israel students confront a demoralizing challenge on campus defending Israel's right to exist as a democratic Jewish state, as well as expressing views that would be labeled as "conservative." Some examples: · Natana DeLong-Bas, a lecturer in theology at Boston College, as well as in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, says that she...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Vacht oif yidn! "Awake, fellow Jews!" Summer is fading, and small winds blow the first leaves off the trees. Soon, the shofar will sound, and we'll be asked for this year's accounting. Are we ready? Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur give us the chance to reflect on the texture of our days. When we're young, that task is easier. Ten-year...
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By:
Samuel Freedman
In the most pivotal moment of Arthur Miller's most famous play, a teenage boy shows up unannounced in the Boston hotel room occupied by the salesman father he reveres, the character indelibly named Willy Loman. The son, Biff, is a high school football star on the verge of flunking a math class, thereby dooming the mutual, filial dream of a...
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By:
Rabbi Jerome Epstein
At this time of the year, especially, as we end the old year and begin the new one, we look back on where we came from as we dream of new directions. We reflect on our ancestors -- the ancestors we read about in the Torah, the figures who shaped our people's history, and our own families' forebears. Each contributed...
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