Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg
A recent transdenominational study shows significant support among North American congregations for embracing diverse populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. That's the good news. Less positive -- but not surprising -- was the finding that 73 percent of the 760 rabbis responding to the survey felt that their congregations were doing a good or excellent job welcoming LGBTQ...
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The Obama administration deserves praise for its decision to pull out of the so-called Durban II conference slated for Geneva in April. The conference is meant to be a follow-up to the now infamous 2001 conference in Durban that was supposed to tackle worldwide racism but instead deteriorated into an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate-fest. By most accounts, the follow up...
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An alarming new report by international inspectors lends a new urgency to the nuclear threat posed by Iran. The headline blared in The New York Times: "Iran has more enriched uranium than originally thought." The story goes on to say that Iran now has enough material to produce a nuclear bomb. As if that wasn't troubling enough, another report this...
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Barrack Education Covers All Types of Students I take strong exception to the letter by Edward S. Snyder ("Omission in Story Points to a Significant Problem," Feb. 19). The student body at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy encompasses a wide range of learners. Though I am not sure what Mr. Snyder means by "average," our goal is to assure that...
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'Exponent' tackles economy, as it institutes new changes
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It's a whole different story when the story hits home. Bank bailouts, stimulus packages, automobile-industry restructurings may be necessary evils, but they're very difficult to wrap your head around. For countless local Jews -- as our cover story this week illustrates -- the economic ills plaguing our country play much closer to home. The widowed mother who can't find work,...
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