Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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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Tu B'Shevat may be a relatively minor holiday on the Jewish calendar but it has blossomed in the modern era as a time to connect with Israel and the environment. As concern grows over the creeping forces that are destroying our planet, Tu B'Shevat is an apt time to focus on the ecological well-being of the world in which we...
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It would be easy to dismiss him as a crackpot -- the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times who suggested that one Israeli response to the threat from Iran would be to assassinate President Barack Obama. But to do so would be to ignore an opportunity to reap some important lessons from the furor he created in the...
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What's in a number? That's the question sparked yet again by the latest studies attempting to pinpoint the number of Jews in America. The good news is that our numbers are apparently up: Two new studies, using completely different methodologies, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the U.S. population, the Forward reported this...
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