Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

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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By:
Sid Schwarz
I have more than a passing interest in the debate that's emerged about Jewish social entrepreneurship, which has become a hot topic in the blogosphere. I am a serial entrepreneur, having founded a synagogue (Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Md.), a national Jewish educational organization (the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values) and a national interfaith initiative (the...
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