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BDS is destructive

by Dahlia Schweitzer

1 hour ago

I never intended to write about politics, let alone about religion and politics. I usually write about art, sexuality, dating, identity – the issues that generally preoccupy my brain. But... read full article

  • Leonard Fein on confronting death

    by Leonard Fein

    1 day ago

    Consolation is on my mind, doubtless because just the other day I addressed a convention of a truly extraordinary organization called Kavod v’Nichum, Honor and Comfort. They’d gathered in Philadelphia, and because I once wrote some words expressing my awe at their devotion and...

  • God created a broken world so we would learn to fix it

    by Simon Klarfeld

    1 day ago

    I have just returned from Israel, where I visited more than 600 teen participants on Young Judaea programs this summer. While there, I was handed a note from Mrs. Warshawsky, one of the elderly neighbors living next door our campus situated in the heart of Baka, Jerusalem. I opened...

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  • Missiles over Jerusalem experienced by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    2 days ago

    24 hours ago, almost everyone in Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah thought they had a deal for a long-time truce in Gaza. Just before midnight on Aug. 20, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, experienced up close and personal what a promise from Hamas means....

  • Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says

    by Joseph D. McNamara, Reuters

    2 days ago

    I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue. The result was a peaceful and constructive public dialogue - the opposite of what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the...

  • As school resumes, how to talk to children about the Gaza war

    by Jack Wertheimer, JTA

    3 days ago

    With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer’s Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade level might classroom discussions include...

  • Stop pretending nothing happens in August

    by Andres Martinez

    3 days ago

    The headlines these days all seem to demand exclamation marks. Iraq is teetering on the brink! Russian troops are massing on the Ukranian border! Gaza lies in ruins! World’s worst Ebola epidemic afflicts Africa!  

    Oh, and it is also National Goat Cheese Month.  Welcome to another...

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