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  • The meaning of teshuvah

    The central theme of Yom Kippur is teshuvah, commonly translated as "repentance." We hear so much about this term, but what, in fact does it truly mean? On the simplest behavioral level, writes Maimonides, teshuvah involves "returning" to a situation...
  • The sabbatical year of Shmita and spiritually responding to terrorism

    The year 5775, will be different. This year is a sabbatical year — a Shmita year. According to Jewish law, every seventh year the land in Israel must remain fallow. Not surprisingly, this law has inspired much debate on just how it should be...
  • Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days
    The murder of a rabbi and vandalism at South Florida synagogues this year underscore the need for religious communities to work closely with law enforcement, the Anti-Defamation League said. "We want people to be proactive about security, and to try and...
  • Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career

    Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career
    Being recruited for a tenured faculty position at a major university is no small feat, nor should it be; tenure represents the pinnacle of an academic career. In my case, it involved numerous interviews with faculty in the American Indian studies...
  • Surrogacy moms fight for Jewish recognition

    Surrogacy moms fight for Jewish recognition
    What determines if a child is Jewish? The egg — or the womb? Three South Florida Jewish mothers who finally have the children they desperately wanted, but could not have for medical reasons, are now fighting to have those children recognized as...
  • Shavit stresses campus concerns regarding Israel

    Shavit stresses campus concerns regarding Israel
    When Ari Shavit — noted Israeli journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author — spoke at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton on Saturday evening, Sept. 20, he told the crowd of about 500 people that the best thing South Floridians could do for...
  • Torah Academy students honor 9-11 victims

    Torah Academy students honor 9-11 victims
    As reported by Torah Academy of Boca Raton (TABR) eighth-grade student Shmuel Baumann — an aspiring journalist — students at the Boca Raton school recently turned "something bad into something good." Baumann wrote: "On Sept. 11, middle-...
  • JWF launches as independent entity

    The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is poised to become the first of 24 national Jewish women's funds affiliated with a local Jewish Federation to establish itself as an autonomous organization, a spokesperson for the philanthropic...
  • B'nai Torah hosts musical Selichot event

    B'nai Torah hosts musical Selichot event
    To attract more people to its Selichot (pre-High Holy Day) service on Saturday, Sept. 20, B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton hosted a free, community-wide musical service similar to its noted Musical Concert Series events. Senior Cantor Udi...
  • JFS receives $10,000 grant from BJ's for food crisis

    JFS receives $10,000 grant from BJ's for food crisis
    On Friday, Sept. 19 — at the Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS in Delray Beach — representatives from BJ's Charitable Foundation presented officials of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) a $10,000 jumbo check. This grant...
  • Showcasing sacred Jewish community's history

    Showcasing sacred Jewish community's history
    An exhibit featuring video, historical photographs, documents and sacred objects showcases the history of a Reform synagogue in Coral Gables. This exhibit, "Temple Judea: Building a sacred Jewish Community in the City Beautiful," is now on display at...