Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

By:
Jonathan Schanzer
American foreign policy in the Middle East has now entered Bizarro World — a place made famous by Jerry Seinfeld, describing a parallel universe where “up is down, down is up,” and where the opposite of what one expects occurs.
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By:
Rabbi Judith Targan Abrahamson
A Reconstructionist rabbi recounts the special bond she formed while helping her mother-in-law prepare to become a Bat Mitzvah at the age of 92.
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The questions — and debates — about the role of Jewish arts and culture in shaping and sustaining our identity take on special resonance in the wake of the recent Pew report on American Jews.
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By:
Ruth Ellen Gruber , JTA
The recent death of the Velvet Underground's lead singer reminded a JTA reporter of the times when their lives briefly intersected in Philadelphia.
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By:
Leonard Felson, JTA
With his increased Jewish observance over the years straining his marriage, a husband finds some perspective in the words of a Hasidic master.
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