Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775

Hebrew charter is the latest attempt to avoid the need to fund day schools
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On its face, it is the quintessential story of the success of American Jewish life: a public school where the teaching of Hebrew will be at the center of its core curriculum. But behind this facade, the founding of the Ben Gamla School in Broward County, Fla., has generated controversy and criticism. As reported in a recent dispatch by the...
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Critics of religion like to claim that the source of most of the world's ills can be traced to believers who wage wars in the name of their distorted fanatic faiths. Needless to say, proponents of this trend have pointed out that the vast majority of the deaths incurred by conflicts in one of history's bloodiest centuries -- the 20th...
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Don't Turn Our Backs on Intermarried Couples! We read with interest the two columns on intermarriage (Opinions: "Traitor or Tribe Member? Handling the Intermarried," Aug. 16). We think that Shmuley Boteach's approach is the only one we should heed. Research on conversion has shown that it takes about 17 years for a person to feel comfortable enough to convert. Given...
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Media Clippings
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Earlier this year, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute launched a new bimonthly eZine geared for Jewish women called 614. There have been four issues so far, and from the looks of them, the endeavor has been a success, both visuallyand editorially. According to a press release distributed several months ago, HBI was bent on sparking "conversation among Jewish women" via 614, which...
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