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Correcting a mistake of 65 years ago

November 29, 2012
Correcting a mistake of 65 years ago

65 years ago, today, the 29th of November, 1947, the United Nations voted in favor of partitioning Palestine into two states, one for Jews, one for Arabs. Reports say that all the Jews in Palestine were listening to the radio as the votes were called, and when enough votes were cast to ensure the...
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Vayishlach 5773 – the Holiness of Jacob

November 26, 2012

Jacob is a role model for balancing the spiritual and physical. In this week’s Torah reading, Vayishlach, Jacob prepares for an encounter with his brother Esau both physically and spiritually. On the physical level he prepares for war and engages in diplomacy—dividing his camp and sending gifts. And on the spiritual level he prays....
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Life in a War Zone

November 17, 2012
Life in a War Zone

OK, “Life in a War Zone” is something of an exaggeration. One rocket that landed six miles from my home and caused no damage to anything or anyone doesn’t exactly make Jerusalem a “war zone.” My wife and I went out to dinner this evening and the crowds may have been a little thinner...
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