Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Shevat 30, 5776

By:
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
The concepts of embracing strangers and B’tzelem Elohim in the Torah are a starting point for the American Jewish discussion about the current humanitarian disaster in Syria and Iraq.
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Given his background, one would expect that Thomas Pickering would have a clear understanding of the role the U.S. and its senior diplomats should play in Middle East politics, but a recently disclosed email from him to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paints an entirely different picture.
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The closure will not likely affect U.S.-Israel relations, but it will affect the ease with which people in our region are able to do business with Israel.
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By:
Shifra Vega | JE Feature
A woman's father proves that it is never too late to honor someone's good deeds, especially when it involves something as elemental as saving a life during the Holocaust.
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Community members discuss the resettlement of Syrian refugees and the Zionist Organization of America.
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