Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
By:
Dan Gottlieb
After being in a wheelchair for 30 years, I have repeated identity crises -- and therapy hasn't helped me. Just look at how our language has evolved over the years. When I was in graduate school in the 1960s, we used words like "imbecile" and "cripple" to describe people like me. Then we evolved to "invalid" and "retarded," then "handicapped"...
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A Mother's Day Reflection
By:
Joan H. Sadoff
"I am Woman," sung by Helen Reddy, was at the top of the charts. Skirts were short, hair and sideburns were long, and platform shoes were the rage. It was 1973, and the eldest of our four children was about to become the first Bat Mitzvah of her generation in our family. Both sets of grandparents had traveled from Miami...
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By:
Misha Galperin
Times are changing dramatically in the nonprofit world. In the past year-and-a-half, I have watched once vibrant Jewish nonprofit entities fold or struggle to survive. As a CEO of a large Federation, I had to make some very difficult decisions about how we were going to confront the "new normal" of today's economy. As we mapped out a plan with...
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By:
Mitchell Bard
Debates still rage over the actions of American Jewry during the Holocaust. Given the outcome, however, it's hard to dispute that that generation of leaders failed. While today's threat is not the same as the one they faced then, the danger posed by a nuclear Iran is considered an existential one by Israel. The question is whether we are repeating...
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By:
Joshua I. Shuman
How do you teach your children that the world is not black and white? How do you teach your children that a split-second decision can change your life forever? How do you teach your children to appreciate the gray zone -- the area that cannot be defined, the area that is, well, unknowable? Frankly, I just don't know, and I'm...
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