Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
The latest Syrian crisis brings together Iranian ayatollahs, Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama. Watching with great interest from the sidelines are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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By:
Ben Cohen
Why are we so determined to remain indifferent in the face of the Syrian people convulsing to death from Sarin gas? I have no answer, but during this period of the High Holidays, we are obliged to confront this question.
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Readers express opinions about tardy Jews and excessive Bar Mitzvah parties.
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By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Most rabbis spend the summer months preparing for the High Holidays. This summer, my High Holiday preparation included travelling to Lucknow, India, with 16 other rabbis to immerse ourselves in a “service learning” approach to increasing global justice.
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By:
Donniel Hartman | Shalom Hartman Institute
Embarking on self criticism and self reflection is the ultimate aspiration, a process that challenges us to move forward.
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