Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

By:
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
The vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly argues that the 85 percent of Diaspora Jewry affiliated with the Conservative and Reform movements needs stronger representation in Israel.
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By:
Paul Goldenberg
In a time when hackers can silently gather vital information from any network, Jewish agencies have an obligation to take these cybersecurity threats seriously, writes the director of a Jewish Federations of North America computer security initiative.
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Challenging Challenger’s ACA Assumptions I got a chuckle out of the Robert Guzzardi story (Headlines: “Challenging Corbett From the Right,” Jan. 9). Guzzardi, a Tea Party Republican and ZOA board member, claims to be “Torah-centric,” yet opposes the Affordable Care Act. Halachah regards health care as a right, not a privilege. Further, according to research conducted by former Philadelphian Rabbi...
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Orthodox Judaism comes in many fluid shades but the debate of women's role in Judaism may force Orthodox Jews to start picking sides.
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By:
Leah Vincent, JTA
Leah Vincent chronicles her journey away from the ultra-Orthodox community in an excerpt from her book, Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood.
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