Saturday, August 27, 2016 Av 23, 5776

By:
Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein
One area of challenge that has received increased attention in our contemporary Jewish world is that of inclusion and validation of our LGBT members. While we duly note that in the non-Orthodox world, this issue has generally receded as a challenge and that acceptance of all on this spectrum is taken as a given in most settings, this has been...
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Every candidate from every party must reaffirm, through their words and actions, their commitment to the shared core values of American political life: free thought, mutual respect and civic engagement. The electorate is entitled to nothing less.
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Readers discuss Simone Zimmerman and Middle Eastern history.
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By:
Boaz Dvir
"Gearing up for a recent screening of my latest documentary, A Wing and a Prayer , I noticed that it’s happened again: My thinking has shifted on a key topic, and my brain has only now bothered to notify me."
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By:
Dr. Bernie Dishler
My wife and I were part of a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mission to Morocco. But, it was not your usual mission. We were 12 Philadelphians traveling with 12 Israelis from our partnership communities, Netivot and S’dot Negev. The Israelis all had North African ancestry, most of them from Morocco.
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