Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Just before Havdalah one Saturday evening, the cantor of a synagogue I once belonged to recalled a casual conversation he had had with a psychiatrist who worked at a hospital where the cantor was employed as a technician. "You Jews have it made," the psychiatrist said wryly. The cantor was puzzled and asked the psychiatrist to explain. "You see, unlike...
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By:
Faina Kirshenbaum
As an immigrant to Israel, a woman and a member of the Knesset, I must juggle many sensitivities and responsibilities. I do this with great honor and try to be responsive to competing demands and ideals. Sometimes, this means that I have to re-examine fundamental beliefs. When I made aliyah in 1973 from the former Soviet Union, I was of...
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Another mohel weighs in on the circumcision debate and a reader warns about which politicians to trust.
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Marc Erlbaum, JE Feature
Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest and economic meltdowns -- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don't find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret. At...
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Here we go again. Summer's not even over yet and the Palestinians are already looking to revive their misguided efforts to find recognition at the United Nations rather than sitting down to directly negotiate with Israel. Following last year's failed bid to be granted state status by the U.N. Security Council, they are now seeking a more circuitous -- though...
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