Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home plate and the pitcher’s mound. Coaches yell out the familiar phrases: “Nice play!” “Throw to first!” “Easy out!” Then, from the dugout, a player shouts, “Yala, Uriah! Kadima!” — “Let’s go, Uriah. Forward.” Then in...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON In the U.S.-Israel relationship, “daylight” is back, but this time it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is being called on to draw down the shades. Netanyahu’s recent sharp rebuke of the Obama administration’s Iran policies has drawn equally pointed pushback from Jewish Democrats. The back and forth recalls tensions in the first year of both governments; but back...
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Dasee Berkowitz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Children beginning to acquire language face some amusing obstacles. Confusing basic words is one of them. My son, for example, loved to stretch out his arms and tell me about something that was the biggest or the best “… in the whole wide word.” My heart smiled every time. There was something telling in his mistake. Jewish tradition is no...
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The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new government led by the Muslim Brotherhood to the chaos that erupted in Syria, Israel found its longtime status quo imperiled on a number of fronts. A marked increase in attacks on Jewish targets in Europe...
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