Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

By:
Ben Cohen
Why are we so determined to remain indifferent in the face of the Syrian people convulsing to death from Sarin gas? I have no answer, but during this period of the High Holidays, we are obliged to confront this question.
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The latest Syrian crisis brings together Iranian ayatollahs, Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. Watching with great interest from the sidelines are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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As Americans, we are all wary of getting entangled in yet another Mideast conflagration. But a limited strike, with specific objectives, is the right move. As Jews, how can we lead the post-Holocaust call of “Never Again” and then stand by when chemical gases are unleashed on a civilian population?
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By:
Donniel Hartman | Shalom Hartman Institute
Embarking on self criticism and self reflection is the ultimate aspiration, a process that challenges us to move forward.
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By:
Stuart Appelbaum | JTA
Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah fall so close together this year that they provide an opportunity for some introspection on an imortant issue: the pitiful state of the federal minimum wage.
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