Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

There are some years that you can't wait to come to an end, that you want to lock in a drawer and throw away the key. The Jewish year 5769 could easily qualify as one of those. From the financial collapse that began last Rosh Hashanah to the Bernie Madoff swindle, from Israel's painful war against Hamas in Gaza to...
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By:
Philip A. Cunningham
A few weeks ago, at its annual meeting in Berlin, the International Council of Christians and Jews issued a major assessment of the present state of Christian-Jewish relations. Titled "A Time for Recommitment: Building the New Relationship between Jews and Christians," the statement reviews the long, ambivalent history between both faith communities, commends the positive developments of the last six...
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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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