Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school or college. Few adults sit and study in a continuous, disciplined way. They find no compelling need or motivation. Curiosity is a characteristic of youth. Other primates abandon curiosity relatively early in order to deal with the problems of...
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Ehud Olmert
The following is excerpted from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on May 24. For the complete text of the speech, go to: www.mfa.gov.il . Israel must still meet the momentous challenge of guaranteeing the future of Israel as a democratic state with a Jewish majority, within permanent and defensible borders and...
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Media Clippings
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While it raged, the Lawrence Summers affair engendered a great deal of media copy. But once it ended - quickly and somewhat brutally, with the resignation of Summers from the presidency of Harvard University - the story disappeared completely from the country's radar screen. As you may recall, Summers spent an embattled several years at the helm of Harvard, challenging...
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Stu Goldman
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Advocacy Corner
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
It is a perverse human quality, but we are drawn to news stories about human tragedies. Some characteristics of such stories intensify the level of our fascination: descriptions or pictures of gore or disfigurement; pictures of grieving loved ones; and some form of personal connection - no matter how indirect - to those at the center. The journalistic adage, "If...
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