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  • Restraining orders on gun possession may be a new way to stop the killing

    November 5, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Two more young people are dead from another school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington this week.  In California we had a mass near-school shooting in Isla Vista only recently.  But there is a new law in California that can help us prevent more shootings like...

  • Letters to the Editor: Women of the Wall, Gun Violence, Angelina Jolie

    May 31, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Words at the Wall

    If praying with tallis and tefillin was all that Women of the Wall (WOW) wanted, they would be satisfied with the Sharnsky compromise of a third section for all other forms of Jewish worship (“Stone-Walling,” May 24). If they accepted that, they would also be...

  • Silencer

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 8, 2013 | 6:49 pm

  • Choose Life: The New Right to Life Movement

    By Aryeh Cohen

    May 7, 2013 | 7:16 pm

    Violence rests heavy in the mythological and religious womb of our civilization. The first murder happens just verses after Adam and Eve leave the Garden of Eden. According to legend, Cain was stunned after he struck and killed Abel, as death had not yet inhabited the world. He was...

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  • Being American is bad for your health

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 4, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    “Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.” 

    That stark sentence appears in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it comes from the authors of a landmark report – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” – on...

  • Reform corrals broad array of groups into gun call-in

    February 1, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence.

    Participant organizations in the "Faiths Calling" event organized by Reform's Religious Action Center include the Reform, Orthodox,...

  • USY rally against guns

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 2, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    On Dec. 25, at its international convention in Boston, United Synagogue Youth (USY), the Conservative movement’s 20,000-member youth group, elected Michael Sacks, a senior at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, as its new international president. 

    The next day, Sacks and 30 other...

  • Briefs

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    OU Reaches Out to Deaf Community

    The Orthodox Union's deaf outreach came to Long Beach for a Shabbaton gathering of the deaf and their families, a small event that meant a lot to the often-isolated Orthodox deaf community.

    "There wasn't a big turnout, but I think that it's...

  • Flip Side of Gun Debate

    By James D

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    This week the debate over gun control -- already not a model of civil democratic dialogue -- reached new depths when the National Rifle Association (NRA) accused President Bill Clinton of tolerating gun violence to further his own narrow political ends.

    The White House denounced the...

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