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Volume 30, Number 9

May 1-7, 2015

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Deborah attends services at Temple Aliyah nearly every week, but on a Friday night two years ago, she was nervous. Her daughter, Rebecca, then 18 and known all of her life as Jeremy, had chosen the Kabbalat Shabbat service to come out. . .

What Muslims Can Learn From Zionism
Rob Eshman

Three weeks ago, at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, it occurred to me how to beat ISIS.

How Do You Stay Jewish?
David Suissa

In the Modern Orthodox world, parents don’t like to hear the letters OTD. They stand for “off the derech,” off the path (of Torah), meaning your kid has decided to leave the religious world. It happens more frequently than you might think.

The Washington Dread and Denial Association
Marty Kaplan

Stories, whether torn from history or made from whole cloth, can make us want to shout that. Don’t open that door at the top of the stairs. Don’t get on that boat. Don’t believe that president, general, journalist, preacher, cop.

And Still It Moves
Gina Nahai

In Combating Drought, L.A. Should Follow Israel’s Lead

California’s current drought is calamitous, and there’s no end in sight. The good news is that we’re busy taking appropriate, absolutely necessary action.

Wake Up, America! Learn from the Iranian-Jewish Tragedy in Iran

During the last few weeks, many of my friends from the Ashkenazi community have asked why countless Iranian Jews living in the U.S. such as myself are opposed to the current efforts by the Obama administration to renew ties, the Islamic Republic of Iran

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