Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776
By:
Stu Goldman
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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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The spectacle called the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations has always made for great theater. Publicity-hungry world leaders flock to the media capital of the world like moths to a flame. But last week's version of the annual rite of fall fell far below even the usually low standards of behavior that is expected there...
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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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