Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

It's no secret that Birthright Israel is one of the most successful innovations of the American Jewish community over the past decade. What's not so well-known --unless you're a parent of a child who's been shut out -- is that each go-round, only some 40 percent of the young adults who seek a coveted spot on the free tour through...
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An ad for a Friends school misled and puzzled a good number of readers.
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One reader comes to the defense of President Obama while another asks if he's been a friend or a foe.
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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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By:
Ross Berkowitz
Can one person change the world? It's a popular theme in books and movies, but when it comes to real life, the work that leads to change is not done alone. Most often, one person is utilizing his or her network to affect change. With that in mind, the Charles and Lynn Shusterman Foundation recently convened the first NetWORKS gathering...
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