Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
There is an expression that states that you really can't be a good Jew on a desert island. There is truth in this phrase, even if it's a bit unfair to castaways. The point is, being a Jew means being part of a community. For too many of us in this "bowling alone" world of isolation -- living in developments...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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Our First Obligation It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did in the course of the past year. It's just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon...
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These are difficult times for Israel's government. This summer's war with Hezbollah created enormous hardship for the Israeli people. Adjusting for the tremendous financial shortfalls these extraordinary circumstances have created is not easy. And even if the Diaspora steps up and gives all it can to support Israel's people, budget cuts from the top down are still going to be...
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After months of being left out of the headlines, it appears that the Palestinians are back, bidding to get our attention. By forging a long-sought coalition between his own Fatah Party and members of Hamas -- and other Palestinian factions, such as Islamic Jihad -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is hoping to put a new face on his government...
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