Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

By:
Alan Luxenberg
On Sept. 11, 2001, today's high school students were ages 6 to 9 -- far too young to understand the momentous events that took place that day. In a few years, however, these youngsters will be able to vote or join the army. What do they really need to know now about 9/11 -- and why? The latter question --...
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Most days, Iran is never far from the front pages, either in mainstream newspapers or Jewish ones. And now that September has rolled around -- marking the start of the High Holiday period and the deadline that President Obama set for himself to reassess his stance toward this fearsome Middle East nation -- the need to deal with the Iranian...
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It's been almost a year now since the crash, and people are still accounting for their losses. Be it a mortgage collapse, a lay-off or a fizzled 401(k), the collective sighs remain audible. Soon after came the Bernard Madoff scandal, which did what Jews fear so much: It tied our ethnicity to money -- bad money. Is there a positive...
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Where Do We Find God? It's Not in Destruction! While it's true, as one of my colleagues has pointed out in the Jewish Exponent , that throughout the ages, prophets, philosophers and mystics have wondered where God might be found, the answer, I don't think, is in the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem, and certainly not in the...
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Fast for Only One Reason -- the Freeing of Shalit It seems that the clergy of the Reconstructionist movement has succumbed to the "Stockholm Syndrome," where the victim identifies with his captor's cause. Swayed by Arab propaganda that Israel is the oppressor, these rabbis repeat -- and endorse -- defaming and dishonest claims (Nation & World: "Rabbis Call for Fasting...
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