Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
One group of schools aims to bring Jewish children who otherwise would attend regular public schools into an environment where their Jewish identity can flourish; the other wants to increase Hebrew literacy in America and distances itself from any Jewish association.
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By:
Debra Rubin, JTA
A couple from Carmel, N.Y., surprised guests invited to a conversion ceremony with another simcha — their wedding.
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MATTOT/MASEI, Numbers 30:2-36:13
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Last week, the nine men and women who serve as Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with questions of equal access, fairness and discrimination in their deliberations about the Voting Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. This week, we commemorate July 4th, the 237th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration...
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PINCHAS, Numbers 25:10-30:1
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah reading, individuals come forward to inquire about the applicability of the law in their particular case. In so doing, they provide a model for how Torah will continue to be relevant as a source of guidance up to this day.
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By:
Debra Rubin, JTA
Five years ago he was D-Black, a hip-hop artist rapping about the violence, gang activity and drugs of his African-American ’hood. Today he’s Nissim Black, an Orthodox Jew davening in a Sephardic shul in Seattle.
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