Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

By:
Stu Goldman
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There are many disturbing elements to the unfolding economic crisis. The credit crunch, the decline in the value of retirement savings and the possibility of further suffering to come are enough to depress the most-determined of optimists. But, just as troubling, is the buzz about a resurgence of anti-Semitism among Internet bloggers and message-board posters blaming the country's troubles on...
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A wonderful part of the holiday of Sukkot is that of ushpizin -- the tradition of formally inviting into our temporary dwellings the patriarchs of Jewish history. Welcoming the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and King David, as well as, in egalitarian households, those of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail and Esther, is a way...
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Winning Election's More Important Than Iran Your editorial, "Partisanship Run Amok," which appeared in the Sept. 25 issue, fails to understand the mistake made by the organizers of the Iran protest rally in New York City. They were either being disingenuous or they really believe that Iran is a more important issue than winning the election. Nothing is more important...
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By:
Gideon Aronoff
As we engage in our time of collective Jewish reflection and take stock of the past year, one issue of social justice jumps ahead of other strong competitors: For most Jewish Americans, 5768 was the year immigration came of age. The luxury of musing about our grandparents and great-grandparents who arrived in this country with nothing but their hopes and...
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