Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Kids have played with dreidels on Chanukah for centuries. But these days, dreidels are not just for children. In fact, playing dreidel on Chanukah has become so popular that we now have public events that incorporate them, including the largest number of tops being spun, the largest group of people doing the spinning, etc. One might imagine that these are...
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By:
Lori Schneide
VH1's onto it. John Stewart is embodying it. And The New York Times is covering it. It's the hip Jewish phenomena. And if there's ever a time to blow your Jewish horn, it's now. You see, there's a reason for all of this Jewish shofar-blowing. It's actually a mitzvah. And during this time of season we've come to know as...
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New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Plan at the Polls Worked Out Too Well: Egypt's Dictator Outwitted Himself Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.WashingtonPost.com ) on Dec. 5 that the Egyptian government's election fraud backfired: "Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a former general, practices politics with...
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One reading experience I truly enjoy is perusing a magazine I think I know, and then stumbling upon an article that cuts completely across the grain. Such was the case with the December issue of Harper's Bazaar . Scads of beautiful women - decked out in some of the world's most fabulous fashions - had been gathered together, with commensurately...
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