Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
By:
Simcha Weinstein
As if the Jewish world doesn't have enough problems with Iran on the brink of starting a nuclear war and the radical Muslim Brotherhood making gains in Egypt's phased elections. Last week, we were rocked by another close shave with disaster: "Chasidic reggae superstar" Matisyahu got rid of his facial hair! Full disclosure: Matis is a friend and I'm a...
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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Can one person change the world? It's a popular theme in books and movies, but when it comes to real life, the work that leads to change is not done alone. Most often, one person is utilizing his or her network to affect change. With that in mind, the Charles and Lynn Shusterman Foundation recently convened the first NetWORKS gathering...
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By:
Rabbi Michael Knopf
Chanukah, unlike many other Jewish holidays, is basically a one-note song. The one ritual required, aside from a few changes to the liturgy, is lighting candles. Sure, many of us exchange gifts, eat deep-fried treats and gamble chocolate coins in high-stakes dreidel stand-offs. But from the tradition's perspective, it's all about the candles. If Passover is the season of freedom...
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By:
Barnett Kamen
Ten years ago, Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles created a controversy during Passover.
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By:
Nancy Fagan
The recent events involving the alleged sexual abuse of children by former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine have made national and international news.
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