Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

By:
Rabbi Peter Rigler
Last week, my wife, Rabbi Stacy Rigler, and I, along with many others in our area, participated in the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge. The program challenged us to do what 1 in 7 people in the greater Philadelphia region do every day of their lives: experience what it means to live on $5 a day for food. This experience...
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The time is long past due for Jonathan Pollard to be released from prison. The former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst has more than paid the price for his crime of spying for the State of Israel. The Jewish community, once divided over his cause, now calls out in a unified plea for clemency: Enough is enough. "We join President Shimon...
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The quest for home. It's a basic human need that doesn't always equate with a house and a street address. As we celebrate Israel's 64th birthday this week, it's worth reflecting on what the modern State of Israel has done to create a strong and vibrant home for so many Jews around the world. Even for those of us who...
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By:
Shoshana Weiss
Even though I live freely in America, I understand the need for a country that provides the Jewish people with a safe haven, and more important still, the ability to defend itself. Having grown up attending Jewish day schools and Zionist summer camps, together with listening to my grandparents speak of surviving the Holocaust, gave me a strong Jewish identity...
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By:
Michael Steinhardt
As Israel begins its 65th year of modern-day independence, there can be no disputing that this nation remains confronted with a myriad of challenges and threats to its very existence. But despite the perceived pall of fear and tension that seem to hang eternally over Israel, I can confidently say, as someone who has been blessed to contribute to its...
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