Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776

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To mark the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by its framers, Aharon Barak, recently retired president of the Supreme Court of Israel, outlined the role judges play in his country's democratic process -- one that's besieged by security concerns and lacks a written constitution to guide jurisprudence. "Every battle a country faces must be waged in...
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Thanks to the wonders of the Internet -- not to mention the United Parcel Service and a generous helping of dry ice -- having kosher meat and poultry delivered directly to your home is now just a mouse click away. Michael Freedberg, the 26-year-old co-founder of a new service called www.glattondemand.com said that he initially started shipping kosher meat and...
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Masada Siegel, JE Feature
"Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and there's got to be a story, but I just can't find it," I said to my Dad in the swimming pool. He looked at me and smiled, "What about writing how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated around the world?" "Boring," I replied. "I need a creative story." "Okay, what about writing a story...
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What Jew or Christian -- in fact, what feeling person -- has not turned to the psalms for a bit of comfort at times of stress or need? These verses have soothed countless souls over the millennia, a task which they were so obviously created to accomplish. The centrality that the Book of Psalms holds in Jewish culture -- for...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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