Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

By:
Penny Schwartz, JTA
A census of U.S. day school students during the 2008-09 academic year found a 2.5 percent drop in non-Orthodox enrollment over the previous five years, even as overall Jewish day school enrollment in the United States grew 11 percent, driven in part by the growth in the Orthodox population.
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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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