Sunday, May 29, 2016 Iyyar 21, 5776

New play revisits both heroism and disgrace of Americans during the Holocaust
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According to a growing number of academics and political extremists, the Jews have too much power in America. This backlash against the so-called "Israel Lobby" has predictably caused many to wonder whether the assertive voice of contemporary Jewish political activism is too loud, too brash and, most of all, too pushy in making its case. Those who wonder what the...
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Media Clippings
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If you're like me, when you think of a publication like Money , you imagine it being filled with articles about discovering your home's secret financial potential, as well as with guides to the best hedge funds and reasons to buy that second home as a wise investment -- which is generally the case. So when I ran across a...
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Saul Singer
How much further must our politics turn upside-down for some to notice that the Israeli public and leadership want a Palestinian state more than the Palestinian leadership? Yet the assumption remains -- and not just among Israel's harsher critics -- that the Palestinians want a state, and Israel is the one standing in the way. The persecution complex of Israel...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
I have long looked to the Starbucks coffee empire as a source for ideas about reinvigorating the synagogue experience. As I once wrote in an essay, your typical Starbucks serves as a model and metaphor for community-building: "The physical setting is often exquisite, the seating is conducive to lingering and conversation, the music is current and tasteful, the price of...
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The week of Passover is an apt time to consider the continuing effort by many in this country to demonize immigrants to this country. As a people who were once "strangers in a strange land," our tradition teaches that compassion for outsiders is an accurate measure of the virtues of a society. That is especially true because American Jews, like...
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