Monthly Archives: June 2009

1095 Days and Counting

Pidyon Shvuim — The Mitzvah of Freeing the Captive By Lisa Alcalay Klug In a little more than two months, Gilad Shalit will turn 23 — if he is still alive. Yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of Shalit’s abduction by … Continue reading

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Show Trader Joe’s Some Love June 19th!

Pass The Couscous By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Thankfully, Trader Joe’s won’t boycott Israel. But they are being targeted this weekend by anti-Israel activists around the country who get their knickers in a twist because they love shopping there and get … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Shooting

Memory Stronger Than Von Brunn By Kelly Hartog Patheos.com When I first heard of Wednesday’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum my immediate thought was, “Mrs. Siderowitz.” Growing up in Sydney, Australia in the 1970 and 1980s, each year on … Continue reading

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Words of Caution

An Open Letter to the President Obama By David Suissa Dear Mr. President: Now that you have brought your can-do spirit and sense of optimism to that most intractable of conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, I thought I’d share a … Continue reading

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The Duality of Converso Culture

Jewish by candlelight – from Spanish converso to modern mixed marriage By Miriam Shaviv, The Forward Diego Arias was born a Jew in 15th-century Spain, but his parents converted him to Catholicism following a wave of anti-Jewish persecution. Later in … Continue reading

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