Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

By:
Ben Cohen
Why are we so determined to remain indifferent in the face of the Syrian people convulsing to death from Sarin gas? I have no answer, but during this period of the High Holidays, we are obliged to confront this question.
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Readers express opinions about tardy Jews and excessive Bar Mitzvah parties.
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By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Most rabbis spend the summer months preparing for the High Holidays. This summer, my High Holiday preparation included travelling to Lucknow, India, with 16 other rabbis to immerse ourselves in a “service learning” approach to increasing global justice.
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By:
Donniel Hartman | Shalom Hartman Institute
Embarking on self criticism and self reflection is the ultimate aspiration, a process that challenges us to move forward.
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By:
Stuart Appelbaum | JTA
Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah fall so close together this year that they provide an opportunity for some introspection on an imortant issue: the pitiful state of the federal minimum wage.
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