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  • Jewish Education - Teaching Emotional Intelligence

    March 6, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    For centuries there has been an ongoing debate as to where ethics are grounded as universal attributes in the human condition. The philosopher Immanuel Kant grounded ethics in reason, whereas David Hume looked toward emotions such as sympathy, empathy, and compassion. Today,...

  • Your Letters

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Saving the JCCs

    During the past 50-plus years that I have been involved in Jewish life a number of JCCs throughout the continent have found themselves in financial distress, sometimes for reasons of their own doing and at other times because of circumstances beyond their control...

  • Our Decency

    By Rabbi Steve Leder

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    "At the moment of conception," says the Talmud, "an angel takes the drop of semen from which the child will be formed and brings it before God. 'Master of the Universe, what shall be the fate of this drop?' asks the angel. 'Will it develop into a strong person or a weak one? A wise...
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