Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

By:
Michelle Twersky
Just because this year’s election lacks the “buzz” of a presidential year, there is no excuse to skip out on voting. It is especially important for the Jewish community to vote in every election and show our local elected officials that our community has a voice.
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One letter writer suggests that a rabbi set to retire next year may be on to something that could predict the future of American Jewry while another warns that the Paletsinians will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
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By:
Ruth Ellen Gruber , JTA
The recent death of the Velvet Underground's lead singer reminded a JTA reporter of the times when their lives briefly intersected in Philadelphia.
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By:
Leonard Felson, JTA
With his increased Jewish observance over the years straining his marriage, a husband finds some perspective in the words of a Hasidic master.
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Why the creation of a mikvah must be a community effort; why a story in the paper just repeats the mistakes of the past about the Palestinians; and why patrilineal descent should be a no-brainer.
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