Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

Here’s a thought to take to High Holiday services next month: Collaboration between congregations can be a good thing.
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Joshua Runyan
Looking back at the entirely common experience of growing up with a Jewish mother, I can appreciate the fact that she did it out of love. I wish I could say the same about how the American public has been treating the health prospects of the two leading candidates to become the country’s next leader.
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If the Senate confirms Abid Qureshi, who President Barack Obama nominated last week to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Washington attorney will become the first Muslim appointed to the federal bench.
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Arnold M. Eisen
They will contend with powerful faculty and student voices accusing them of complicity in a regime of privilege and oppression here in America and of colonialism, genocide and apartheid in Israel.
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Shimon Mercer-Wood
These are all statements that have been made in the course of a well-orchestrated public relations campaign to hasten the implementation of an Israeli government decision, reached in 2015, allowing the immigration of a number of Ethiopian citizens. These Ethiopians claim Jewish lineage as Falash Mura, descendants of converts to Christianity, and family ties to Ethiopian Jews.
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