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  • On Conservative Judaism, why all the talk about failure?

    October 12, 2015 | 3:33 pm

    “In the United States, ‘Conservative Judaism’ is a synonym for failure.” So writes the Israeli journalist Yair Ettinger after interviewing a spectrum of American Jewish religious leaders. If, as it seems, this judgment has become the new conventional wisdom, we reject it as both...

  • Ehud Olmert era comes to ignominious end

    September 22, 2008 | 10:23 pm

    (JTA) – A day after Ehud Olmert formally submitted his resignation as prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres officially tapped his Kadima Party successor, Tzipi Livni, to form a new government.

    Livni now has 42 days to put together a coalition government. Though Olmert...

  • Making the Grade

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    December 23, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A story is told of a man who came to his rabbi complaining of depression. His life lately seemed like an endless string of failures, disappointments and missed opportunities. Why, he asked, had God condemned him to live such a frustrating existence? The rabbi listened carefully and...
  • Tangled Web

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    These are the weeks that we read of our heroes. The book of Genesis tells the stories of the faith and tenacity of the fathers and mothers of our nation for whom every day was another stride in the uncharted waters of living in covenant with God. It was their passionate determination...