Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Jewish women have come a long way since the days of Esther, the heroine of the Purim story whose bravery and guile saved the Jewish people from annihilation at the hands of the Persians.
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These days, every business that seeks a viable future is being forced to rethink its ways. The same is true of our Jewish institutions in general, and our synagogues -- once the pillar of Jewish American life -- in particular. Which is why the Jewish Learning Venture should be applauded for launching a series of programs for synagogue lay and...
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Egypt files criminal charges against Americans for promoting democracy. Syria intensifies its brutal offensive against its own citizens. And a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions threatens to shut the door on relations with Israel for the foreseeable future. One year after uprisings in the Arab world inspired a mix of awe and fear, it's not a pretty picture. The...
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Super Sunday may not be as glitzy a production as the Super Bowl, but we all have a stake in ensuring we make it to the end zone. The annual rite of passage for our Jewish community has become more than an important day for raising much-needed funds to support programs at home and beyond. The daylong phone-a-thon at the...
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The speculation about Iran is reaching fever pitch, much of it focused on whether Israel will or won't stage a military attack against Tehran's nuclear installations. As JTA reports this week (see page 15), Israel and the United States are sending mixed signals about their intentions and their red lines. With the international community rallied against its nuclear ambitions, Iran's...
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