Sunday, December 4, 2016 Kislev 4, 5777

By:
Rabbi Robert S. Leib
The so-called “land-for-peace” debate has been vigorously, even ruthlessly, fought for so many years already; it will not go away. This exhausting, existential dilemma for our fellow brethren in Israel has invariably resulted in toxic denominational factionalism.
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By:
Rabbi Helen Plotkin
It’s easy to imagine that from a biblical perspective the demand is simple: God lays out the laws; the job of the people is to live by them.
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By:
Rabbi Howard Alpert
Barring divine intervention, the act of the zealot must be judged by its murderous result, not by its declared intent.
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By:
Rabbi Daniel Wolpe
We are living in a time of great fear, and we see around us much of that fear turning into hatred. Not only has anti-Semitism been on the rise, but all other forms of hatred and bigotry as well. The questions we must ask are, “How did this fear begin?” and “How do we get rid of it?”
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By:
Rabbi Nathan Martin
What can we glean from these various episodes to help us better frame our own ways of dealing with the end-of-life and other important transitions?
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