Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775
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Josh Feigelson
Of all the words we utter at the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The word is found in Rabban Gamliel's Mishnaic declaration: "In every generation, every person is obligated to see himself or herself as if he or she personally went out of Egypt." "As if." This phrase signals the...
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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:
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:
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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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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