Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

The peace process is nothing but a farce; and what would Rita Levine have done if she hadn't been killed by a terrorist?
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No one should be shocked by the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has been conducting experiments "specific to nuclear weapons" and that the watchdog agency has "serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program." The latest and long-awaited report, issued this week, provides the clearest indication yet about Iran's nuclear intentions -- and its...
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By:
Josh Pasek and Jeff Pasek
Jews historically have had the highest voter participation rate of any demographic group in America. Although roughly 2 percent of the population, Jews make up almost 4 percent of all voters. That could change in the coming year, and it's not because Jews have lost interest in the political process.
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There are several times a year when the calendar cries out for a pause to remember the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah in the spring is clearly one of those times. The Nov. 9-10 anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the burning of synagogues and destruction of Jewish property in Germany and Austria foreshadowed what was in store for...
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By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
I am often asked, especially by non-believers, whether religious practice can actually make us better human beings.
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