Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Birthright Israel recently marked its 10th anniversary, and we can only hope that it will be around for at least another decade. It is widely acclaimed as one of the most successful innovations to hit the American Jewish scene in decades. The program, which offers free 10-day trips for young Jewish adults in the Diaspora, was the brainchild of mega-philanthropists...
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The images emerging from Haiti are staggering; the statistics mind-boggling. While it would be easy to be struck with paralysis by the depth of such death and destruction, this is not the Jewish way. And so, from day one of a crisis of incomprehensible proportions, Israel and a host of Jewish organizations have rushed to join -- and, in many...
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Speaking Up When an Old Hatred Rears Its Head I read with interest Michael Elkin's piece titled "And a Happy New Year -- With Old Biases?" (City & Suburb, Dec. 31). He is indeed to be commended for speaking up when individuals resort to anti-Semitism. I have found myself in this situation numerous times, but have always been reluctant to...
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By:
Rela Mintz Geffen
When I went to public school in Manhattan as a child, we all thought we knew what a family and a typical household looked like -- something akin to "Fun With Dick and Jane." Yet even in the 1950s, lots of households didn't look like the two-parent-couple-of-kids-dog-and-cat family in that reader. And they certainly don't resemble households in the new...
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By:
Sanford R. Cardin, Ariel Beery and Aharon Horwitz
The computer chip is nearly synonymous with Intel, the world's leading chip manufacturer. Interestingly, this corporate powerhouse came to rely on Israel for its front-line research. As recounted in Start-Up Nation, a book by Saul Singer and Daniel Senor, Israeli engineers had new ideas to build a more powerful chip, but their corporate leadership from abroad was reluctant to forego...
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