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A School’s Historic Kiddush Hashem

Nathan Lewin
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

On March 27, before a huge crowd in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, the mock trial team of Boston’s Maimonides School won the championship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and became eligible to compete in the national competition scheduled for Atlanta on May 8 and 9.

Feminist Trends At The Jewish Art Salon

Menachem Wecker
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

It was a little surreal sitting in the sanctuary of the Stanton Street Synagogue at the opening of the Jewish Art Salon exhibit. It was hard not to notice the sharp contrast between the synagogue’s tragically decaying collection of Zodiac signs painted on its walls and its dusty interior – some parts of which might still bear original grime dating back to 1913 when the synagogue was built – and the vibrant new art created by the 29 artists affiliated with the salon (including both the authors of this column).

Walking The Dog Backwards: Why I’m Opposed to the Markey Bill

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

If you were to attend a convention of mental health professionals who specialize in treating abuse victims, and if you were to ask the attendees what steps or initiatives they would like to see implemented to protect children from predators and to assist those who have already been victimized, you would probably get responses like:

Pesach In Thailand

Levi Stein
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

It isn’t often a person from West Bloomfield, Mich., shares a PassoverSeder in Thailand with someone from Sydney, Australia, but that’s exactly what I did this year.

Pesach In Thailand

Levi Stein
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

It isn’t often a person from West Bloomfield, Mich., shares a PassoverSeder in Thailand with someone from Sydney, Australia, but that’s exactly what I did this year.

YMB/Alliance: Educational Breakthrough In Brooklyn

Liza Schwartz
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

While in Paris last March celebrating his wedding anniversary, Jacques Baghdadi set in motion another kind of shidduch. Like many in the community, frustrated with the high cost of yeshivas in Brooklyn, he knocked on the door of Alliance Israelite Universelle, an organization with 150 years of experience providing high-quality, affordable Jewish education worldwide.

It’s Time For Superwoman and Super Caregiver To Retire (Part I)

Ann Novick
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Many members of the baby boomer generation have now become caregivers. It was part of the baby boomers’ assumed character as young women to be the group that could do it all. We would work, raise our children, and go on to advanced degrees – all at the same time and with no help needed from anyone. Asking for help was not part of our persona. We were Superwoman. Our daughters, growing up in our homes, must have thought we were crazy.

To Learn From The Jews: President Barack Obama and The Lamed-Vav

Louis Rene Beres
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Human interdependence and generalized compassion, integral to a universalized Judaism, are indispensable to species survival. In this respect, President Barack Obama seemingly understands something very Jewish: The state of our now-tormented American union is intimately intertwined with the state of our whole world.

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