Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
By:
Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
At the 1993 Oslo signing ceremony in Washington, President Bill Clinton called the Oslo accords a "brave gamble." Actually, Oslo turned out to be a tragic gamble that cost Israel almost 2,000 lives, with thousands more maimed. The reason: a concessionary policy that ignored continuing Palestinian rejection of Israel's existence as a Jewish state and support for terrorist violence against...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
With the celebration of Chanukah -- a Jewish festival built on rededication, survival and giving -- we prepare to say goodbye to 2009. For many, it will be a relief to put the past 12 months behind us and start 2010 with a sense of renewal. For some, this period reminds us of crashing stocks and the Bernie Madoff mess...
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By:
Judd Levingston, JE Feature
This year, Chanukah will feel different for our family because there will be much more light than before. Our middle daughter knows all about light, having just celebrated her Bat Mitzvah two months ago on the week when we read the story of creation in the Torah. For nearly a year, she practiced chanting the Hebrew verses announcing the creation...
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Miriam Peskowitz, JE Feature
You might think I'm here to tell you to give fewer presents this year. I am, after all, the author of books that remind us of the simple pleasures, and suggest what to do with baking soda from the pantry and white paper from the closet. Add that to the current economic climate, with nearly everyone still reeling from the...
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By:
Steven C. Wernick
Leading an organization down a new path is both challenging and exhilarating. The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's new direction leads us to meet the needs of today's Conservative Jew. If we are to achieve our objectives, serve our member synagogues and help Conservative Jews flourish as Jews in this world, we must also redefine Conservative Judaism. Since July, when...
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