Editorials

When Public Prayer Crosses The Line

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It is a longstanding American custom to begin public meetings with a prayer. For some participants, the ritual serves as a reminder of the...

Leading When Things Go Wrong

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Much of the current controversy surrounding the 15-year, $57 million fraud against the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is focused on the...

Russian Roulette In Syria

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Over the last two weeks, Russia has again demonstrated that it considers Syria’s government a vital ally, a strategic asset and a regime worth...

The New Orlando Magic

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Many American universities share the common problems of insufficient student housing and inadequate funding for their Hillel student centers. As recently reported by JTA,...

A Tragedy Made In Bangladesh

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In the Jewish imagination, the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City is a kind of slavery-in-Egypt story: We all were there....

Thinking Beyond Day School Education

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With the announcement last week that the 22-year old Day School at Baltimore Hebrew will close at the end of the school year and...

Hawking’s Other Choice

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Stephen Hawking isn’t the first big name to ann-ounce he is boycotting Israel. And he won’t be the last. But as one of the...

Clergy In A Changing Health Care Landscape

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In the changing landscape brought about by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, lack of knowledge can be detrimental to those who might...

Anticipating A New Israeli Chief Rabbi

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Many Jews who are concerned about ultra-Orthodox control of religious life in Israel are looking to the election in June of a new Ashkenazi...

Responding To Chemical Weapons In Syria

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“How many uses of chemical weapons does it take to cross a publicly declared red line against the use of chemical weapons?” That is...