Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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JTA
NEW YORK – Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple's overall donations to the program to $180 million. “Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” Miriam Adelson said in a statement released May 22 by Birthright...
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And Who Wants to Marry a Jew, Anyway?
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Daniel Krieger, JTA
Why have Jews had the highest rate of intermarriage in the United States over the past half century? A new book suggests some answers.
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The Reform movement is planning to open its first day camp in the country next year, situating it in the Philadelphia suburbs, though the location has not yet been finalized.
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Rabbi Ira Budow
The current buzzword in educational circles is “collaboration.” Pooling resources and increasing purchasing power by negotiating quantity discounts makes sense in this economy. However, I believe there’s another collaboration we do not discuss — the one between Jewish day schools and Israel.
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Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Angelina Jolie and I actually have something in common: We both lost our mothers to cancer associated with the BRCA genetic mutation. We also both made the decision to drastically eliminate our own high risks by acceding to surgical removal of our breast and ovarian tissue.
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