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A Candyless Purim?

Sandy Eller
Friday, February 3rd, 2012

If the phrase mishloach manos conjures up dreaded images of piles of sugar laden treats that no one wants to eat cluttering every available horizontal surface just weeks before Pesach, chances are that this is one part of the happiest of Yomim Tovim that you are not looking forward to.

Viera Rybarova: A Remarkable Mission

Prof. Livia Bitton-Jackson
Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Last year Viera Rybarova, professor of English language and literature in Bratislava, Slovakia, undertook a formidable task. Having read my Holocaust memoirs, she decided to translate one of the books into Slovak, where there is still a shortage of literature on the tragic fate of the Jews seventy years ago.

Making Torah Manifest: Nathan Hilu

Richard McBee
Friday, February 3rd, 2012

“Man must make the Torah manifest” in every action, speech and creative act. That is clearly the credo of Nathan Hilu, master-artist of the Lower East Side, Torah, Tanach, midrash, Gemara and beyond.

Jewish Press Exclusive: Likud Elections Exposed

Jeremy Saltan
Friday, February 3rd, 2012

An official ballot member and secretary for the Likud primary gives a first-hand account of the controversy surrounding the election.

My Life, Your Decisions?

Cheryl Kupfer
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

A friend of mine recently came back from visiting her son and his family in Israel. As a bunch of her friends joined her for coffee and an update – several of them also have children who made aliyah – she shared with us her frustration at not being able to communicate with her school-age grandchildren.

The Supernatural Miracle

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

In September 2010, BBC, Reuters and other news agencies reported on a sensational scientific discovery. Researchers at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado showed through computer simulation how the division of the Red Sea might have taken place.

Unsung Hero: Reverend Arnold Fischel

Dr. Yitzchok Levine
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Last month’s column outlined the struggle that took place at the beginning of the Civil War to get Congress to allow the appointment of Jewish army chaplains. Originally only Christian clergymen could serve as chaplains, and it was only as a result of pressure from the American Jewish community that in 1861 Congress passed a new law allowing ordained clergy of other religions to serve as chaplains. The Reverend Arnold (Adolph) Fischel (1830-1894) played a key role in this effort.

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