Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

By:
Aliza Wadler Solomon
Jewish children are almost as likely to be obese as their non-Jewish counterparts — and the community has a responsibilty to make sure they grow up to be healthy adults.
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This is the perfect time to do a little conjecturing about what might await the Jewish community as the new year gets under way. Such conjecture seems particularly appropriate in the political arena, given the critical issues Washington must face.
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Up, Up and Away!
What is the most effective philanthropic program the Jewish community has initiated in the last few decades? Without question, according to our cover story on Israel travel, the answer has to be Birthright.
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By:
Ronen Shoval
The claim that Im Tirtzu, a small Zionist student group that questions the New Israel Fund, is attempting to curtail debate is an accusation truly Orwellian in its implications. Im Tirtzu isn’t suppressing debate, we are participating in it.
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By:
Daniel Sokatch
Last week, another concerted attempt to repress dissent washed up on American shores. Im Tirtzu, an Israeli group infamous for its attacks on human rights organizations, Arab Israelis and Ben-Gurion University, placed an advertisement in some American Jewish papers condemning the New Israel Fund and the human rights organizations we support.
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