Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

By:
Rabbi Ira Budow
The current buzzword in educational circles is “collaboration.” Pooling resources and increasing purchasing power by negotiating quantity discounts makes sense in this economy. However, I believe there’s another collaboration we do not discuss — the one between Jewish day schools and Israel.
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By:
Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Angelina Jolie and I actually have something in common: We both lost our mothers to cancer associated with the BRCA genetic mutation. We also both made the decision to drastically eliminate our own high risks by acceding to surgical removal of our breast and ovarian tissue.
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One reader insists that Jewish holidays are popular only if they feature food and gifts while two others argue over the merits of Chabad.
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By:
Jessica Salguero-Snow
Meeting Holocaust survivors gave this ninth-grader from Kensington International Business School hope that she can get through any struggles in her life.
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By:
Tal Becker
In the same way there is an exchange rate that translates the value of currency in one country to its value in another, Tal Becker wishes there was an exchange rate for words in the Mideast. That way, words like “peace,” and “democracy” could be given a numerical weight based on the context in which they were uttered.
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