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Every Bar Mitzvah A Testament To Jewish Survival

28 Sivan 5774 – June 25, 2014
The risks were great, but certain death awaited them if they remained. The gamble paid off, though the family was separated for the next four years of the war.

My Tom Friedman Problem

21 Sivan 5774 – June 18, 2014
What I cannot concede is the honesty of a reporter who cites a study in support of a proposition without telling his readers that the study actually concluded the opposite.

Miami Beach Memoirs

14 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
My primary interest was in providing for my community, both spiritually and physically.

Not Your Ordinary Scribe

6 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
As a guide to others and a foremost member of the Great Assembly, Ezra provided strong leadership and a moral conscience to a people that had lost its way.

A Profile In Jewish Courage For D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

29 Iyyar 5774 – May 28, 2014
Beyond the severe discomfort there was also the danger of getting sunk by enemy submarines prowling the seas.

How The St. Louis Tragedy Inspired Rescue Of Children

22 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
While grateful not to be returned to Germany, the passengers understood they were still in the middle of a danger zone.

What’s Your Jewish Perspective?

15 Iyyar 5774 – May 14, 2014
For our purposes, we will focus on Jewish-related subjects and call it “What’s Your Jewish Perspective?”

Young, Haredi – And Investor Extraordinaire

8 Iyyar 5774 – May 7, 2014
First, we want to be sure that the company is answering a real need; that the company is solving a real big problem.

The Miracle Of Israel’s Rebirth

1 Iyyar 5774 – April 30, 2014
“Fulfill my requests for good, grant my request, be mindful of us for deliverance and compassion...remember us for a good, long life…give us bread to eat, clothes to wear...”

Observance Of Yom Ha’Atzmaut And Yom Yerushalayim

25 Nisan 5774 – April 24, 2014
R. Hadaya strongly argues in favor of establishing a festive day in commemoration of the establishment of the state of Israel.

Achieving Unity: A Torah Thought For Pesach

15 Nisan 5774 – April 14, 2014
Perhaps worse than all the above is the acute lack of unity among Jews

The Four Sons: A Lesson for Parents and Teachers

10 Nisan 5774 – April 9, 2014
Too often, as parents and teachers, we think it means talking at our children, delivering to them good and worthy content that they should simply hear and assimilate into their minds and hearts.

Is Preschool All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

3 Nisan 5774 – April 2, 2014
We now are in the season of advocacy of preschool, referring specifically to the education of children who are four years old.

Wandering In The Academic Wilderness

25 Adar II 5774 – March 26, 2014
During much of the 20th century, elite American colleges and universities carefully policed their admission gates to restrict the entry of Jews. Like its Big Brothers – Harvard, Yale and Princeton – Wellesley College, where I taught history between 1971 and 2010, designed admission policy to perpetuate a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite.

From Good to… Good Enough?

18 Adar II 5774 – March 19, 2014
I can testify from experience, however, that despite such experience and/or training, top-tier leaders often begin their tasks unprepared for the rigors of their new position, particularly when the experience and training focused on instructional leadership (such as classroom observation and curriculum) rather than organizational stewardship and management.

Real Simcha

11 Adar II 5774 – March 12, 2014
The unwarranted hatred among us that caused the destruction of the Second Temple clearly still plagues us.

70 Years Ago This Month: The Holocaust Comes To Hungary

4 Adar II 5774 – March 5, 2014
In the course of the ages there wasn’t a Jewish community more convinced of its capacity for survival than the Jewish community of Hungary in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Jonathan Halpert’s Bittersweet Goodbye

27 Adar I 5774 – February 26, 2014
Halpert doesn’t know why he was fired, and YU apparently won’t explain

America’s Earliest Jews

20 Adar I 5774 – February 19, 2014
The Newport Touro synagogue was never officially named "Touro" – the community called itself Yeshuat Yisrael. By the mid-19th century, however, the Newport synagogue was recognized, though never formally, as the Touro Synagogue.

The Presidents Conference: A United Voice For Jewry

13 Adar I 5774 – February 12, 2014
“To be a Jew is to open one’s tent on all four sides so that any stranger in need of food and shelter can enter from every direction. To be a Jew is to believe that the world can be redeemed. To be a Jew is to be carried by the current of the ancient Jewish river that keeps on flowing. The journey will continue.”

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