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A lesson in listening

By Ariel Cohen, Tribe Contributor

October 10, 2008 | 3:26 pm

Ariel Cohen

It was a cold summer day in Northern California when I had the opportunity to participate in Project Homeless Connect, a one-day program that occurs three to six times a year to assist... read full article
  • Cambodia’s killing fields revisited

    By Phillip Nazarian, Tribe Contributor

    September 3, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    I can vividly remember the first time I visited the Museum of Tolerance, in seventh grade. Not personally knowing anyone who had survived the Holocaust, I had been shielded from the grisly details of World War II. Simon Wiesenthal's museum showed how horrible the Holocaust actually...
  • Staying empathetic is a challenge during the race for college

    By Laura Donney, Tribe Contributor

    September 3, 2008 | 10:56 pm

    I believe myself to be a compassionate person. I say this, of course, with an immense amount of supporting evidence. You know in Westerns, when the cowboys battle it out on the frontier, riding their horses? Well, when a man gets shot and both he and his horse tumble to the ground, I...
  • ‘Hakuna Matata’ meets tikkun olam

    By Maya Wergeles, Tribe Contributer

    July 31, 2008 | 1:26 am

    On Jan. 3, 2007 I accompanied my family to what I thought would be a normal dinner at a delicious Mexican restaurant. I was wrong.

    That was the night I found out that I would have to leave all of my friends and go away for six and a half months, spending about two months each in...

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  • Keep religion out of presidential politics

    By Adam Deutsch, Tribe Contributor

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Since last summer, when I volunteered for a Barack Obama event, I have received many nonsensical e-mails and heard many nonsensical arguments -- from friends and family as well as on TV -- about Sen. Obama's alleged lack of allegiance to the United States of America. Bias and...
  • Confessions of a Sunday school dropout

    By Nadine Levyfield, Tribe Contributor

    July 3, 2008 | 11:29 am

    Just a few weeks ago I graduated from high school, saying goodbye to friends and family and transitioning into life as a college student. But with all the excitement, I have one resounding regret -- I was not Jewish enough in high school.

    My family is secular humanistic Jewish,...

  • When ‘pride’ doesn’t cut it

    By Sarah Schefres

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Growing up an observant Jew in the small city of Palm Springs with a Jewish minority was sometimes difficult, but I have always been proud of my Jewish heritage, of who I was and of what I believe. I have never thought once of questioning my Jewish identity -- it is merely a part of...
  • Color puts Holocaust in new dimension

    By Andrea Gero

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    When Monise Neumann, the incredible director of the March of the Living, came to my school to recruit students for the trip to Polish concentration camps and then Israel, I listened respectfully, picked up a paper and stuffed it in the deepest corner of my backpack.

    At the time, I...

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