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  • Birthright program needs wider support

    By Charles R. Bronfman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Although the High Holy Days have always been a period of introspection, the Jewish community -- at least those in it who care deeply about its future -- could stand to do some especially vigorous soul searching this year.

    The results of a new study, "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult...

  • American Jewish youth alienated from Israel, study finds

    By Sue Fishkoff

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Young American Jews are increasingly alienated from Israel, according to a report released last week.

    The report, titled "Beyond Distancing: Young Adult American Jews and their Alienation from Israel" and commissioned by The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, generally...

  • Stop ostracizing the intermarried

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This column would not have been written had its subject not first described himself and his predicament in this week's New York Times magazine.

    Noah Feldman was a brilliant Orthodox Jewish Rhodes scholar who arrived in Oxford in my fourth year as rabbi there in 1992. We quickly hit...

  • Leftist government’s moves worry Nicaraguan Jews

    By Brian Harris

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It has taken Nicaragua's new leftist President Daniel Ortega less than two months in office to alienate the country's tiny Jewish community.

    They are distrustful of Ortega and his Sandinista movement, after his first term in office from 1979 to 1990 sent the community into exile....