Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
By:
Shoval Dorani
I have always had a love of Israel. Having a father from Israel and a mother who was very involved with Jewish causes and traveled frequently to Israel, it was in my blood. But as a 14-year-old attending an all-girls overnight camp, something happened to change my life during the summer of 2006 -- the summer that Gilad Shalit was captured.
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By:
Betsy Sheerr
Last week's disjointed Republican presidential debate in South Carolina was a dispiriting signal that these candidates are either not sophisticated or they do not much care about foreign policy. To those of us who do care deeply about U.S. foreign policy and America's role as a world leader, this was both a disappointing and dangerous sign.
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By:
Elie Kaunfer
I want to challenge one of the mainstay assumptions of organized Jewish life: Jewish continuity is the end goal, and everything is in service to that.
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By:
Simcha Weinstein
I may be a rabbi who lives and works in the heart of New York City -- in fact, I was just voted one of Gotham's "hippest" -- but believe it or not, I occasionally catch a glimpse of an endangered species.
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By:
Sharone Weizman
Creating a successful religious school program in a contemporary culture dominated by secular youth activities demands an experiential approach to Jewish learning. The beauty of an experiential program in a progressive school setting is that it is student-centered, allowing educators to focus on bringing a child's experiences to life through fun and interactive educational lessons. Moreover, the experiential approach can...
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