Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Washington — Caren Sokolow, a recently retired audiologist from Cherry Hill, N.J., thinks Newt Gingrich could make a great president. Whether he can win the presidency is another matter. The recent flap over Gingrich's remark that the Palestinians are an "invented people" underscores the conundrum for Sokolow and other fans of the suddenly surging Republican front-runner. She appreciates the former...
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Stuart Green of Lafayette Hill, a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition for 20 years, usually has a good sense early on who he's going to back for president. Not this time.
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WASHINGTON American Jews are feeling "grumpy," according to the American Jewish Committee's take on its latest public opinion survey. That's not good news for President Barack Obama, whose Jewish approval level has dipped below 50 percent. But American Jews also don't seem particularly excited about the Republicans hoping to replace him. Jews now approve and disapprove of Obama's performance in...
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Sarah Chandler, MyJewishLearning
NEW YORK -- For most adults, the central experience of Yom Kippur is fasting. By abstaining from food and drink, we exercise control over our bodies and do not give in to our most basic impulses. This makes it pretty easy to feel the "affliction" that the Torah mandates. But parents sometimes find it difficult to include children in the...
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Don't let Maimonides catch you napping on Rosh Hashanah. His famous quote, "Awake, awake, you slumberers from your sleep, inspect your actions and return" -- usually found in the High Holiday prayerbook before the sounding of the shofar -- is meant as the ultimate shluf alarm, his righteous tap on your shoulder. But what if, while sitting in services one...
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