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BY Rabbi Etan Mintz
July 31, 2014

In mid-July, hundreds of Muslim protesters stormed the Don Isaac Abravanel Synagogue in central Paris, chanting, “Death to the Jews,” as hundreds of men, women and children inside prayed for peace. After making contact with the synagogue’s president to express our concern, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of the National Synagogue and I were invited to spend CONTINUE »

BY Aleeza Oshry
July 24, 2014

A few months ago I wrote that the moral imperative of sustainability is not to blindly follow a cause, but to engender relevant solutions that address holistic needs and yield collective benefits. And yet, while this is necessary for the long-term, there are critical issues that need our immediate attention that affect our daily lives. CONTINUE »

BY Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
July 17, 2014

During the first 24 hours of the Gaza war, Palestinian terrorists fired more than 200 rockets into Israel. Yet only one Israeli was wounded, and none were killed. How is that possible? When Israel fires missiles at enemy targets, they strike with pinpoint accuracy. Sometimes they hit a lone terrorist on a motorcycle or a CONTINUE »

BY Diana Cohen Altman
July 17, 2014

The true story of Jewish Azerbaijan past and present has Hollywood written all over it. Two ancient cultures meet on the same land. One is Muslim and one is Jewish. But here is the twist: The land is overflowing with natural riches, from fruits to “black gold” (oil), and the cultures work and live harmoniously. CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 17, 2014

You don’t need to live in Israel to be the target of anti-Jewish hatred. You could be attending a rally in Los Angeles or praying in a Paris synagogue. Of course, you wouldn’t know this solely by reading the region’s daily newspapers. Both The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post in fact contained not a CONTINUE »