Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

By:
Leonard Saxe
In a translation that makes the complex seem simple, Anglo Jews call the fourth book of the Torah "Numbers." Although counting and numbers play a role in the biblical account of our people's story, the Hebrew name of this book -- Bamidbar, or "in the wilderness" -- is a more apt descriptor of our physical and spiritual wandering in the...
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that universities redress racial and ethnic discrimination, or risk losing their federal funding. Thus, if African-American or Hispanic students are harassed on campus, they can complain to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which is mandated to enforce Title VI and ensure that their schools fix the...
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Politics in the Synagogue? It's Part of Our Heritage! The Sept. 9 cover story asks whether shul is the proper place for politics. You might as well have asked whether Abington Friends is an appropriate venue for the Junior Jewish Basketball League, where my children once played. We are reminded of our revolutionary origins every time we sing the "Mi...
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Israeli leaders were right to quickly condemn the arson at a West Bank mosque this week, presumed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists seeking to derail the fledgling peace talks. The Sunday-night incident -- in which the Koran and prayer rugs were burned -- was thought to be the latest so-called "price tag" operation aimed at pressuring the Israel government...
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By:
Libby Horwitz, JE Feature
I had always planned to maintain my Judaism while in Albania, though I realized fairly quickly how flexible I needed to be to make this work. Soon after I arrived in the tiny town of Shijak, Passover started, and with it came my first challenge -- how to keep to the dietary restrictions while with a host family already confused...
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