Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
Just in time for Purim, the world is turning on its head. But not in the exuberant way we like to experience as we mark the ancient victory of the Jews in Persia over our would-be destroyers. It's hard to muster the annual joy when we are witnessing an unfathomable avalanche of present-day death and destruction. In the past week...
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Gift That Keeps Giving If you haven't yet signed your child up for Jewish overnight camp, now's the time to act. If all the hype about the importance of this Jewish experience hasn't convinced you, there's fresh evidence confirming what we've known anecdotally for decades: there's a clear link between Jewish camping and lifelong Jewish engagement. A new study sponsored...
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The convergence this weekend of "Shabbat Across America" and the "National Day of Unplugging" has got to be more than just a coincidence. Either way, the programs bring the promise of a sorely needed respite from our crazy busy lives, made all the crazier in recent weeks by the seismic rumblings of world events. It's hard not to be obsessed...
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It's no secret that without Jewish education, the future of Jewish life could well be doomed. Which is why we welcome two developments that can serve our community's myriad ways of growing literate Jews. The first piece of good news is a promising initiative that will take a hard look at the financial health of our area day schools. (...
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A new day is dawning in Egypt -- and perhaps the whole Middle East. But where the sun will ultimately rise is still a huge and worrisome question mark. It was hard not to be transfixed by the euphoria in the streets of Cairo following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak -- and by the prospect that democracy might take root...
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