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BY eJewishphilanthropy.org
August 28, 2014

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation, will launch an initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Through the grant, the UCSJ will work with its affiliated congregations to develop comprehensive visions and action plans on inclusion. The goal is to create congregations CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
August 28, 2014

By Judith Frank William Morrow, 422 pages Released just one week after the latest war between Israel and Hamas broke out on July 8, Judith Frank’s new novel seems almost prescient. The second book from Frank, a professor of English at Amherst College and recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, CONTINUE »

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August 21, 2014

Batya Coleman: Excited. I started kindergarten. Jessica Rader: Sad. I’ve had a great time with my kids, and traffic has been so light! Abi, Ora and Noam: It’s been a nice summer. We just got back from living in Europe for the past three years. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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BY Rochel Ziman
August 21, 2014

By Hesh Kestin Scribner, 240 pages “The Lie” may be fiction, but it definitely reads like reality, perhaps because the author, Hersh Kestin, spent two decades as a Middle East foreign correspondent. Kestin, an 18-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, quickly pulls the reader into a political, and emotional, story that could very well CONTINUE »

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August 21, 2014

During the current conflict in Gaza, a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others have gone further by actively supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. Many of these celebrities endorse popular brands and products. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: Actors Penelope CONTINUE »