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What Would Isaiah Say About Israel's Efforts to Make Peace? After 70 years, the path to peace in Israel is as troubled as ever. Yet, peace may not be as elusive as we might think. Sometimes it comes from...
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"We Were Like Dreamers..." On Israel's 70th Birthday, Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead Seventy years have gone by since the great miracle of the establishment of the State of Israel, and we are called upon to learn how to...
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It's Tough to Be a Marginal Jew in Today’s World Learn how one writer grapples with this question: Do Jews lack an independent existence, defined only by others, or do they exist by choice, even if as a minority?...
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Finding Holiness in the Koran With Help from a Children's Book I always find interfaith encounters provide myriad ways to evaluate and deepen my own faith and who better to learn about the Koran than one who has never...
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Catalyzing Global Progressive Jewish Citizenship In a world that is increasingly more global and interconnected, the value and importance of a global progressive Jewish movement is more important than ever....
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7 Decades of Innovation in Israel: Science and Technology Partnerships Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and other high-tech companies have longtime research facilities in Israel. What brings them and why do they stay?...
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I Ran for a Seat on My Local School Board... While I Was Still in High School When my term as youth group president ended, I was not ready to stop my social action and community building efforts, so...
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Honoring a Congregation and its Leader of More Than Six Decades Rabbi Henry Cohen became the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in 1888, he couldn’t know that he would remain at the synagogue for the next 64 years....
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Finding the Opportunity in Crisis Days after the shooting in Parkland, a congregant asked me to go to the high school with her to offer a prayer. My encounter there helped me and my community turn crisis to...
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5 Jewish Stories for National Tell-a-Story Day So much of what our rabbis, cantors, and educators do can be described as storytelling, from sharing divrei Torah (literally, “words of Torah”) about the weekly Torah portions to teaching Midrash....
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