Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

Perelman's Participation: It's Missing From Story Several weeks ago, the Jewish Exponent ran an "in-depth" article about the i-Center experience (Nation & World: "To Teach Effectively About Israel, Talk About Everything but 'Israel,' " Oct. 1). The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School sent five teachers and a rabbi to this amazing kallah. As a general-studies teacher, I was...
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By:
Howie Beigelman
It's an "off year" in the political calendar, with just three races of any import in the entire country -- all in locales with sizable Jewish populations. Statehouses in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as New York's City Hall, are up for grabs. New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting for a third term in office, not only...
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By:
Sammie Moshenberg
You might say that we are "erev" health-care-reform consideration -- on the threshold of action by the House and Senate on much-anticipated, much-debated and much-misunderstood legislation that promises to tackle and fix some of our most intransigent problems with health coverage. Still, even at this advanced stage in the legislative process, myths about the pending proposals persist. Let's take a...
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If you are 40 years old, female and have never gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing right now. Pick up the phone, call your doctor and make an appointment. If you're the husband of a 40-year-old women and don't know whether your wife has ever gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing and ask her. The same goes for...
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Doing community service has become a rite of passage for Jews of all ages. The "do-good" trend starts with preschoolers toting gently used toys to distribute to disadvantaged children. It continues with Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers, whose social-action projects are now required at most synagogues, and with college students opting for spring break and summer excursions to help post-flood...
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