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  • Understanding Shmita, Israel’s agricultural Shabbat

    1 week ago

    When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s Jewish farmers won’t just be celebrating the start of a new year. They’ll be marking a year in which they are prohibited from doing their jobs.

    Called Shmita, the Torah-mandated, yearlong farming hiatus is felt across Israel,...

  • Coffee Co-op Brews Mugs of Peace

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his three decades at the helm of the Thanksgiving Coffee Co. in Fort Bragg, California, Paul Katzeff has pioneered the process of buying coffee beans directly from Third World growers and funneling money back to them after sales to promote economic self-sufficiency and social...

  • The Nation and The World

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    New Anti-Semitism Report

    The U.S. State Department praised the work of European governments against anti-Semitism, but said law enforcement must do more to respond to anti-Semitic crimes. The State Department�(tm)s report addressing anti-Semitic incidents around the...

  • The Graves Of Sudan

    By Ruth W. Messinger

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With Thanksgiving here and Chanukah just around the corner, most of us are reflecting on all there is to be thankful for, embracing our freedom as Jews and Americans. As we share our thanks this year and celebrate the holidays, it is my hope that more American Jews will think of...

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