Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
By:
Rabbi Gedaliah Lowenstein
On Saturday, March 17, 2012, a fire started in a home on Poplar Street in Northern Liberties. We were nearby, praying in a space that we use as a synagogue for our Shabbos services. At about 11:30 a.m., a group of the children who had come to the prayers with their parents ran into the service. They had been playing...
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By:
Norma Zager
"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends." -- French poet Jacques Delille Azerbaijan's recent arrest of 22 people on suspicion of plotting Iran-backed attacks on the U.S and Israeli embassies in Baku -- not the first such plot -- provides the latest evidence that Azerbaijan exists between a rock and a hard place. Iran's determination to bring Azerbaijan into...
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By:
Rabbi Carole B. Balin
After her Bat Mitzvah in 1956, Margie Berkowitz remembers how her Zayde would say: "Margelle, chant your haftarah." He couldn't believe that a girl could become "Bar Mitzvahed." In our day, Bat Mitzvah shocks few zaydes, and bubbes. In fact, thousands of bubbes who missed the opportunity as girls have followed their daughters and granddaughters onto the bimah to mark...
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By:
Yoram Hazony
Most people don’t think the fate of Judaism will be decided in the universities. When people talk about “the fate of Judaism,” they usually think about the survival of Israel or about Jewish education at the elementary or high school level.
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By:
Jay Sekulow and Robert Ash
In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of rogue nations like Iran, an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified.
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