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  • TKAE hosts Israel Solidarity Service

    TKAE hosts Israel Solidarity Service
    When Rabbi Howard Needleman and Cantor Mark Goldman of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El (TKAE) first began organizing the Israel Solidarity Service which took place at the Reform synagogue in Plantation on Sunday, Sept. 7, Israel was still at war with Hamas...
  • Peace and war: Bookends of Obama's evolving presidency

    President Obama began his presidency with a call for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." He will end it as a reluctant but unapologetic warrior, using U.S. military force to smash Islamic extremists and the "network...
  • Questions linger over Hamas' role in kidnapping that led to Gaza war

    JERUSALEM After the killing Sept. 23 of two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and fatally shooting three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank in June, Israeli officials declared the end of a case that shook Israel and triggered a series of events that...
  • Faith and Values: Temples throughout the ages

    In my last two columns, I've written about a new temple being constructed in the city of Philadelphia by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple, which is near Logan Square, is due to be completed in 2016. Since the closest temples...
  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet at White House next week

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, the situation in Gaza, Iran nuclear talks, and the fight against Islamic...
  • Palestinian president urges 'firm timetable' to end occupation

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There is no value in peace talks with Israel unless the goal is ending its 47-year occupation of the Palestinian territories within a "firm timetable", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly...
  • New heights for High Holidays

    New heights for High Holidays
    Like many rabbis, David Greenspoon spends a lot of time performing services away from houses of worship – officiating weddings, presiding over bar and bat mitzvahs, visiting the sick. And he recently started noticing something odd: More and more...
  • Filmmaker stars Bethlehem as model of diversity in Middle East

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, she had no idea she would end up running a campaign to put the ancient city on the world map as a model for...
  • U.S. should listen to the Jay Garners who back the Kurds

    Playing the historical what-if game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating. What if the Greeks had not defeated Xerxes' Persians at Salamis? What if Hitler had attacked Moscow rather than Stalingrad? And what if the Bush administration had...
  • Where being a Jew is always dangerous

    Many people still don't get it about Israel. The emails and calls keep coming from people who say Israel is being barbaric in the way it wages war against its enemies and how aggressively the country is defending itself. I read and hear the criticism...
  • Englander is Hillel's new head of school

    When Rabbi Adam Englander, the new head of school of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, was in just his second year of teaching, he already knew he wanted to be a school administrator. Englander said; "I knew I could make a great impact from that side of a...