Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

By:
Rabbi Michael Knopf
Chanukah, unlike many other Jewish holidays, is basically a one-note song. The one ritual required, aside from a few changes to the liturgy, is lighting candles. Sure, many of us exchange gifts, eat deep-fried treats and gamble chocolate coins in high-stakes dreidel stand-offs. But from the tradition's perspective, it's all about the candles. If Passover is the season of freedom...
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Opinions are one thing while facts are quite another. And just who is the rock star we're talking about here?
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By:
Barnett Kamen
Ten years ago, Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles created a controversy during Passover.
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By:
Nancy Fagan
The recent events involving the alleged sexual abuse of children by former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine have made national and international news.
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The most recent dust-up between Israel and American Jewry lasted less than a week but it spoke volumes about the worrisome disconnect between the two global centers of Jewish life.
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