Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

It was downright uplifting to see diverse leaders unite for Israel, Toomey's commitment to Israel doesn't give one reader much comfort and a rabbi's take on Armenia was well-meaning but skewed.
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A letter writer is accused of totally misrepresenting a fund and much praise is extended to the new head of the Israel Advocacy Unit
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It's time for the United States to stop equivocating on Syria and make clear that it's time for Bashar Assad to go. For months, the Assad regime has employed brutal tactics to quash its nascent opposition, killing hundreds of its own citizens and committing human rights abuses in the process. The argument that Assad provides a bulwark of stability in...
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman
Ruth's day is coming. Not the Ruth with all the home runs. The other Ruth, the biblical one who hit an eternal shot for Jews by Choice. We read her book and story on Shavuot. Her words of commitment spoken to her mother-in-law, Naomi, travel over time to us on the holiday: "Wherever you go I will go, and wherever...
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By:
Leon A. Morris
Change is afoot in Reform Judaism. A new president of the Union for Reform Judaism has been selected. The movement has launched a series of nationwide public forums to discuss its future. Hundreds of Reform rabbis have endorsed a plan to achieve greater efficiency in the movement's institutions. Rethinking dues structures, using technology more effectively and sharing best practices are...
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