Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

Purim, a story paced by the inspiring Vashti and Esther, is the perfect time to review women's rights that still need to be addressed.
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By:
Melissa R. Klapper
With Purim falling, as it often does, during Women’s History Month, it's worth recalling how Jewish women have played an integral role in their communities from biblical times until today, a history professor and author writes.
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Interest-free Lending Exists Right Here We were delighted to see the extended discussion of the mitzvah of interest-free lending in Rabbi George Stern’s March 6 column (Opinion: “Finding a Jewish Response to Income Inequality in the U.S.”). In the Delaware Valley, that mitzvah is fulfilled by the Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia (hebrewfreeloanphila.org.) Through no-interest loans up to...
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman | JTA
A JTA columnist looks for a better blotter of Haman’s name with an eye toward Purim-centered social action.
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By:
Val Sudakin and Andre Krug
Ukrainian Jews living in America can be found supporting both sides of the conflict with Russia, but all of them are watching events there unfold with worried interest of the welfare of friends and family members.
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