Thursday, February 11, 2016 AdarI 2, 5776

Is it a mere coincidence that in one week's time, the infamous sign over Auschwitz was stolen, destroyed and retrieved; a Las Vegas teacher was sent home for allegedly spewing Holocaust denial in her classroom; and Jewish basketball players and their families from Lower Merion High School were subjected to anti-Semitic taunts? That the spate of incidents occurred so close...
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Rachel Lewis, JE Feature
As our orientation for Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps came to a close the first week of September, we had just begun the process of navigating the intrigue of New Orleans, its unique Jewish community, and our excitement and anxiety about beginning our new jobs at various nonprofit groups throughout the city. Amid this amorphous, post-college time, I and nine...
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Nancy Falchuk
Nothing should surprise the medical staff of a big hospital, but last July, the Hadassah Medical Center had an extraordinary 48-hour period in which surgical teams performed two heart and three kidney transplants. The most dramatic case was that of a 42-year-old mother of six, who had been living for a year with an artificial heart, and who finally had...
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Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
Do you remember the line drawing of an old woman who, if you shift your eyes a fraction of an inch, can suddenly reappear as a beautiful girl with a hat? I thought of that well-known perceptual illusion this summer when I studied the biblical narrative of Joseph at a retreat for Jewish and Muslim emerging religious leaders. We chose...
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It's a Moment of Pride for the Entire Community The announcement of the Staub-Spitko wedding in your Dec. 3 issue -- the first ever in the Jewish Exponent to acknowledge a same-sex marriage -- represents a proud moment for the Jewish community and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. I applaud the paper's change in policy, which now includes gay and...
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