Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

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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Readers express opinions about tardy Jews and excessive Bar Mitzvah parties.
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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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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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As Americans, we are all wary of getting entangled in yet another Mideast conflagration. But a limited strike, with specific objectives, is the right move. As Jews, how can we lead the post-Holocaust call of “Never Again” and then stand by when chemical gases are unleashed on a civilian population?
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