Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

In this era of "a la carte" services being offered by a variety of Jewish groups, supporters of synagogues have been doing their best to "reinvent" their institutions with programs and services that will attract what many fear is a dwindling base of families. Competition for synagogue Hebrew schools, the main drawing card to get families through the door, is...
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One of the most distressing aspects of contemporary athletics is the way unsportsmanlike behavior has gone mainstream. In our "Sports Center" culture, taunting of opponents is not only commonplace but more vicious than ever. So it is hardly surprising to learn that youngsters raised in such an atmosphere would emulate the worst examples set by major league players. And though...
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Persecution of Christians in Middle East a Significant Obstacle to Peace Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews writes in www.JewishWorldReview.com on Sept. 11 about the systematic destruction of Christianity in the Middle East: "An Islamic court in Shiraz, Iran, has just convicted two men of being infidels. Their crime? Converting to Christianity. The possible sentence?...
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Now that I'm fast approaching my 60th birthday, I find myself riveted by any descriptions I run across of the aging process. Not that I consider myself old. But those who are honest with themselves as they approach their seventh decade have to admit that their bodies have begun sending signals that are a good deal different from the ones...
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It's time once again to take the 5769 Jewish pundit quiz on next year's news
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Did you have a good time in 5768? For Jews around the world, it was the usual assortment of bad -- and even worse -- news. Of course, not everything was awful. It was a year in which the tide turned in favor of the American war effort in Iraq. The rocket barrage on southern Israel was halted (for the...
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