Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did in the past year. It is just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon nefesh - a spiritual accounting...
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Heart and Soul In a country where it seems everyone is bowling alone these days - to borrow a phrase from sociologist Robert Putnam - there's no shortage of pessimism about the future of communal religious institutions. The synagogue, like American Jewry itself, has been assailed by the plagues of ignorance, assimilation and a declining population. All of these factors...
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Author David Gelernter writes in the Los Angeles Times ( www.latimes.com ) on Sept. 9 that sometimes television pictures don't tell the truth: "A 55-second video report, produced in 2000 by a French TV station and distributed free of charge around the world, has caused untold injury and grief to Israeli civilians. This month, the French author Nidra Poller analyzes...
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