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  • The Other Side of ‘Kony 2012’

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 14, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    I wrote a column this week about my sense that ‘Kony 2012’—which has kids all excited about getting engaged—should redirect our thoughts to programs we know are more reliable and doing work in Africa that we can become involved with beyond just Tweeting. Organizations like Jewish... read on

  • Jonah Hill hosts ‘SNL’

    by Six Degrees (No Bacon), JTA

    March 13, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    Just a week after Lindsay Lohan’s much-anticipated “Saturday Night Live” appearance, Jonah Hill took the 30 Rock stage and brought a lot of his, umm, old self.

    Hill surprised many viewers by showing up with a few extra pounds, making him look like his funny old self again. His... read on

  • Sex Education in Orthodox High Schools

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 13, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Recently, I sat in on a sex education course at an Orthodox high school. The class was for seniors and was the first one they had been offered on the subject; they were understandably full of questions. I realized, based upon the nature of their questions, how vital this course is.

    ... read on
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  • Peres and Perez seal Israel-Latino friendship

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    Israel’s President Shimon Peres wound up a week-long visit to California Sunday morning with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino (Hispanic) leaders on American exceptionalism, global generation gaps, and the correct spelling of his last name.

    The event at a Beverly Hills hotel... read on

  • Judaism’s Value of Happiness: Living with Gratitude and Idealism

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 9, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The weekly reader of the Jewish news might come to believe that Judaism opposes happiness and favors worry, guilt, and conflict. We seem to be so down and obsessed with our problems: anti-Semitism, anti-Israel propaganda, assimilation, intermarriage, scandals, and on and on. But... read on

  • Peres winds up U.S. trip in Los Angeles

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2012 | 1:13 am

    In a deft performance exuding good vibes, President Shimon Peres wowed a large audience in Los Angeles, a city that knows a thing or two about celebrities and star turns.

    Speaking Thursday evening to a full house in the 1,400-seat ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Peres was... read on

  • The Challenge of Offering Moral Rebuke in the Workplace

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 7, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    At work, we consistently offer positive reinforcement and constructive feedback to others to improve the quality of our collective efforts. From a Jewish perspective, we are not only concerned with the efficacy of our work but also the ethics of the workplace. In addition to personal... read on

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