Voices

The Pew poll and our passion for renewal

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With one week to go until the historic Centennial of United Synagogue (www.uscj100.org), I would like to thank the Pew Charitable Trust for publishing...

Hineni: Here I am for immigration reform

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When I was 21, I was an undergraduate at Yale University, living a typical college life. When my grandfather Irving was 21, he left...

Explaining the Millenials

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A Millennial is loosely defined as someone born between 1981 and 2000 (also known as Generation Y). I am going to do something Millennials...

Beware Persian snake charmers

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“We in the West make a great mistake when we transpose our values onto the rest of the world.” - Margaret Thatcher On Sept. 22,...

The play’s the thing — or is it?

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The Greater Washington D.C. area boasts a lively theater scene, ranging from the Kennedy Center to many regional theaters in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia....

Divide, don’t conquer

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“Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel.” A dogmatic phrase often proclaimed by American Jewish leaders, particularly in times of negotiations between Israelis...

The future of frumkeit in Lancaster, Pa.

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On the first weekday of chol hamoed Sukkot, most years, my wife and I take our four children to Hershey Park. The park, which...

‘Look at the world through their eyes’

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A recent article by Peter Beinart in the New York Review of Books headlined “The Jewish American Cocoon” has been sparking lots of discussion...

Rohani’s Jewish arm candy

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At the time this was written, Iranian president Hassan Rohani was planning to bring with him the only Jewish member of Iran’s parliament when...

Immigration reform makes economic sense

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The Jewish community’s support for comprehensive immigration reform is often — and quite rightly — attributed to the teachings of the Hebrew Bible: “When...