From a Jewish perspective, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg says the government has no right to stop addressing the needs of the average citizen. Congress doesn't need to be divine, but is showing up too much to ask?
In the recent Pew study, 75 percent of Jews report “a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people,” yet a much smaller percentage belong to synagogues. Rabbi Michael Knopf describes what he thinks synagogues could do to flourish again.
A blend of Jewish thought and rabbinic insight into contemporary issues that touch our society both locally and globally. Area rabbis with a wide range of affiliations will share their views in this communal blog, run in conjunction with the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.
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