Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

Timing is everything. So what better time than during this season of reflection, repentance and renewal to reconsider the scarcity of time that characterizes so many of our lives? Indeed, so much in our tradition demands our attention to time. As the renowned Jewish thinker, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, wrote: "Jewish ritual may be characterized as the art of significant...
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Timing is everything. So what better time than during this season of reflection, repentance and renewal to reconsider the scarcity of time that characterizes so many of our lives? Indeed, so much in our tradition demands our attention to time. As the renowned Jewish thinker, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, wrote: "Jewish ritual may be characterized as the art of significant...
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Was It Prejudice or Truth in Review of 'Lebanon'? In his piece titled "On the Lebanon Front: Firing Up Controversial Memories" (Sept. 9), Michael Elkin went far past a mere historical error or simple personal opinion/prejudice, when he declared that the Israeli military knew full well what horrors their Arab Lebanese Maronite allies were committing in the Sabra-Shatilla refugee camps...
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By:
Ed Lion
Shortly after Yom Kippur 70 years ago, my father, grandparents and some 6,000 other Jews were deported from the border region of southwest Germany to internment camps in southern France. For the next 18 months, my father, Kurt Lion, endured deprivation as he nursed his ailing parents first in the Gurs, and later in the Rivesaltes camps. His father, Philip,...
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No One's Turned Away Because They Can't Pay I read with great dismay the article titled " 'Paying to Pray': Can You Get Around That?" (City & Suburb, Sept. 2). This article -- and its offensive headline -- only serves to perpetuate the all-too-prevalent myth that synagogue membership is for High Holiday tickets only. Membership in a synagogue is about...
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