Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Fast for Only One Reason -- the Freeing of Shalit It seems that the clergy of the Reconstructionist movement has succumbed to the "Stockholm Syndrome," where the victim identifies with his captor's cause. Swayed by Arab propaganda that Israel is the oppressor, these rabbis repeat -- and endorse -- defaming and dishonest claims (Nation & World: "Rabbis Call for Fasting...
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By:
Sybil Sanchez
This Labor Day, take a moment to remember people like Lupe Hernandez. When she recently toured a Jewish family's apartment in the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she felt connected to our history as immigrants struggling to make better lives for ourselves and our families. Hernandez is one of the immigrant workers on strike in the 2007 film "Made in...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Appeals for charitable giving, especially at key points of the year, are part of the Jewish calendar and a predictable part of our tradition. As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we expect the customary High Holiday appeals to begin. This year, of course, things may well be a little different. Over the past 12 months, we have been responding and adjusting to...
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It's back-to-school time, ushering in the predictable mix of anticipation and anxiety that fills the end-of-summer air once Labor Day approaches. But there's something else going on this year that threatens the normalcy of our kids' classrooms. Educational institutions across the country will be ringing in the new academic year facing the duel challenge of economic shortfalls and medical pitfalls...
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Remember the images of newsboys hawking papers on city streets? Well, those guys are grown-up; they're old men. And their customers? They're not even around anymore. As for their medium, that's now a source of news itself these days. A month doesn't go by without someone sounding the death knell of newspapers. We hear it in the form of Chapter...
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