Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

It's a Moment of Pride for the Entire Community The announcement of the Staub-Spitko wedding in your Dec. 3 issue -- the first ever in the Jewish Exponent to acknowledge a same-sex marriage -- represents a proud moment for the Jewish community and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. I applaud the paper's change in policy, which now includes gay and...
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Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Do you remember the line drawing of an old woman who, if you shift your eyes a fraction of an inch, can suddenly reappear as a beautiful girl with a hat? I thought of that well-known perceptual illusion this summer when I studied the biblical narrative of Joseph at a retreat for Jewish and Muslim emerging religious leaders. We chose...
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Nancy Falchuk
Nothing should surprise the medical staff of a big hospital, but last July, the Hadassah Medical Center had an extraordinary 48-hour period in which surgical teams performed two heart and three kidney transplants. The most dramatic case was that of a 42-year-old mother of six, who had been living for a year with an artificial heart, and who finally had...
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Chanukah conjures up so many conflicting images in our world. We often fret that this relatively insignificant holiday on the Jewish calendar gets far too blown out of proportion in an effort to compete with the effusiveness and glitter of Christmas. But even in our rightful haste to distance our celebration from Christmas, we should embrace the enriching beauty of...
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U.S. Must Make Certain Iran Doesn't Get Bomb Your editorial in the paper of Nov. 25, titled "Time to Enforce Deadline," rightly describes the danger posed to Israel by the looming Iranian nuclear threat and the need for the United States to take action. One important addition to your argument would be the often neglected fact that there are huge...
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