Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

A native of South Africa, Rabbi Robert S. Leib of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington, recalls a privileged childhood without ever hearing the name of the man who would save his country.

Rabbi Neil S. Cooper says the recent Pew report on American Jewry is a testament to the great freedoms Jews enjoy in this country — but it also confirms that if we choose to be like everyone else, we lose our identity as a distinct people.


Even if the city school funding crisis doesn't affect us directly, Jewish values teach us to take action, Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann says.


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? 

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