Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

The flames that consumed us this Chanukah have all burned out. Yet even as we try to hang on to the warmth of the holiday, our spirit is dampened knowing that Israel is left picking up the charred remains of the wildfires that cut a fierce path of destruction in the north of the country. Amid the despair, Israeli society...
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By:
Philip Rosen
Had the Arab League accepted the U.N. resolution on Palestine partition adopted on Nov. 29, 1947, they would be enjoying a state now for 63 years. The proposal was adopted despite what seemed overwhelming opposition from the United States bloc and the Soviet Union bloc. It called for a Jewish state and Arab state side by side with strong economic...
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By:
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck
Opening a Community Conversation Does the future of Judaism reside in the synagogue or beyond? Does the fact that you were raised an Orthodox, Conservative or Reform Jew influence which community you join or identify with? How much do traditional labels matter in today's search for Jewish connections? Post-denominationalism, the notion that Jewish life no longer breaks neatly along the...
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Glad for a More Positive, Open-Minded Platform My deepest thanks to you for publishing, "Is the Reform Movement Really Leaning Kosher?" (Nov. 18). Until I read that piece, my experiences with the local Reform movement left me pretty well convinced that the current Reform national leadership fully controlled the agenda, including a leftist, hyper-critical attitude toward Israel, its leadership and...
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If it weren't so malicious, it might actually be amusing -- using hummus to make a political point. Who knew that chickpeas could be a potent weapon? But the effort behind the apparently unsuccessful drive to take Sabra and Tribe hummus -- along with other Israeli products -- off market shelves is misguided at best, and insidious at worst. And...
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