Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776

By:
Sid Schwarz
I have more than a passing interest in the debate that's emerged about Jewish social entrepreneurship, which has become a hot topic in the blogosphere. I am a serial entrepreneur, having founded a synagogue (Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Md.), a national Jewish educational organization (the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values) and a national interfaith initiative (the...
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By:
Daniel Pipes
As hands are being wrung in the aftermath of a near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit on Dec. 25, a conversation from London's Heathrow airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at...
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By:
Ken Fink, JE Feature
Every year on my birthday, for as far back as I can recall, my father has wished me a happy birthday and asked: "So, do you feel different today?" He always meant it as a joke, but there is a subtle truth to it. Many of our changes are gradual, so we set a marker to make the change truly...
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Do We Really Represent a Dilution of Traditions? My family and I were featured in the Dec. 17 cover story, "A Merry Little Chanukah?" as an interfaith family raising Jewish children that also happens to participate in Christmas celebrations. I can't say that I am surprised or horrified by the responses from other Jews over our choices. Unfortunately, I've experienced...
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It is widely accepted as a truism that you can't move ahead with confidence without first reassessing the past. We American Jews are at a significant crossroads: These difficult economic times have been remaking the look of the community and the manner in which it is run in significant and fundamental ways. When we look out into the world, we...
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