Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

By:
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
On Jan. 18, communities across the country will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service. It is one of three "showcase" days of volunteering established in the past 20 years -- the others being Sept. 11 and Global Youth Service Day in April. And it's indicative of a broader trend. Involvement in service in this country has...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Like many people these days, I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks from my professional life to fight Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September during the U.N. General Assembly. With my friend Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes -- and...
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You don't have to be a Jewish policy wonk to be struck by the findings of the new Jewish population study of Greater Philadelphia. Commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and released this week, the study provides a telling snapshot of who we are, how we live and how we connect Jewishly. As a window into our health,...
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Why Should We Thank Him for Ditching Judaism? I was saddened after reading Alex Cohen's letter regarding intermarriage in the Jan. 7 issue. Most troubling is Mr. Cohen's rationalization that he's actually doing the Jewish community a favor by not marrying a Jewish woman. He says that we should be both "celebrating" and "thanking" him. Thanking him for what? For...
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By:
Daniel Pipes
As hands are being wrung in the aftermath of a near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit on Dec. 25, a conversation from London's Heathrow airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at...
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