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  • Finding ‘Jewtopia’

    September 19, 2013 | 4:05 pm

    I sat somewhere between anxious and bored in my seat, picking at the polyester threads as they unraveled from the sleeve of my robe. One after one, my classmates were called to the bimah, and in the same sing-song cadence of their bar or bat mitzvah speeches, they started their...

  • Democrats decry delay in vote for Hagel as defense chief

    February 14, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Chuck Hagel's nomination to be U.S. defense secretary went into political limbo on Thursday as Republicans stepped up blocking tactics and Democrats accused them of putting the country at risk by delaying the filling of a major security post.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

  • Senators assail Obama’s Hagel nomination, question judgment

    January 31, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    Republican lawmakers harshly attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive.

    In one of the most heated exchanges,...

  • Saying “Amen” to Life

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When my husband and I put our 2-year-old to bed, we help him with the usual array of activities: changing into pajamas, reading a book, drinking milk, singing songs and -- most beloved to me -- chanting the Shema and Ve'ahavta.

    Each evening at the conclusion of the nighttime Shema,...

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