Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

By:
Rabbi Jill L. Maderer
A new campaign aimed at demystifying genetic screenings for cancer and raising awareness of available resources will empower the Jewish community to save lives, a local Reform rabbi writes. Hear about it live from the director of a Penn research center who’ll lead a local symposium on Oct. 6.
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By:
Rabbi Ron Kronish
In recent years — especially since the Second Intifada of the early 2000s — it has become a custom in many places in Israel to dedicate the holiday of Sukkot to the theme of peace. After all, in our liturgy, we ask God to spread his sukkah of peace over all Israel.
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By:
Devorah Blachor, JTA
A former journalist and documentary filmmaker reflects on her decision to give up the past two years of her career to take care of her daughter.
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No matter how you look at it, the Obama administration’s erratic steps to define policy on Syria has further undermined U.S. credibility in Iran.
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By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
What happened in the 1990s as the post-Oslo euphoria first receded and was then replaced by the horror of the Second Intifada was the gradual realization that Western illusions about Pal­estinian nationalism were misplaced.
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