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  • 'The Sexuality Spectrum' At Charter Oak

    'The Sexuality Spectrum' At Charter Oak
    In July 2011, same-sex marriage was legalized in New York by the state legislature. In the months leading up to the historic decision, Laura Kruger paid close attention to foes of the measure. "There was such hatred. People were irrational. Their arguments were irrational," she said. "I realized that this was one of the great injustices in the world."
  • Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days

    Year 5775 begins with High Holy Days
    Yes, it's a new year in September. And yes, it's the year 5775 — in the Hebrew calendar. That's because Jewish people around the world are observing the biggest and most important religious holidays of Judaism — beginning with the new year,...

    Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

    NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...

    Silver Circle Gala Honors Chris Silbermann, Pointer Sisters Make Guests 'Jump'

    As the dust of the Oscars settled, the Venice Family Clinic's 32nd annual Silver Circle Gala honored Chris Silbermann, Dr. Jonathan Fielding and Ruth Ziegler on March 3 at the Beverly Hilton. The clinic, which provides primary healthcare to 24,000 low-...

    Reaching for the fourth level of life

    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Moshe Heyn of Temple Israel, Miami. Q: How did you get into your vocation? A: It was somewhat circuitous. I grew up in Baltimore in a secular family....