Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

By:
Rabbi Elchanan Poupko
Earlier this month, the Israeli government released its first official report on the long-debated and presumed death of Muhammad al-Dura. The report showed with overwhelming certainty that the young Palestinian from Gaza was not killed by Israeli fire.
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The latest effort to revive the long-moribund “peace process” is being met with understandable skepticism, not to mention derision in some circles. While we, too, have grave doubts about the prospects of a deal any time soon, we should not give up trying.
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By:
Amy Bromberg, JTA
A Brooklyn mother describes her realization that allowing her children to sleep in her bed and running to soothe them every time they cried was threatening to destroy her marriage.
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One reader insists that Jewish holidays are popular only if they feature food and gifts while two others argue over the merits of Chabad.
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By:
Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Angelina Jolie and I actually have something in common: We both lost our mothers to cancer associated with the BRCA genetic mutation. We also both made the decision to drastically eliminate our own high risks by acceding to surgical removal of our breast and ovarian tissue.
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