| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:40 PM
In mid-August, two United Nations peacekeepers from Burkina Faso were killed and several wounded in a suicide attack in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali. In early September, also in Mali, four peacekeeping troops from Chad lost their lives and many...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Parshat Netzavim, the first of the two portions we read this week, is replete with the message of teshuvah (repentance).
In one place the Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him. The Torah continues, "then the Lord your...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Outside my window, in the Palestinian village across the road, they celebrated every night after the cease-fire. Fireworks hailed the supposed victory of Hamas over Israel — despite the devastation in Gaza, despite a cease-fire that gave Hamas...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:48 PM
If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh.
The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:21 AM
The lights dimmed in Britain and various other European counties at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the War to End All Wars. At 11 p.m., Aug. 4, 1914 England declared war on Germany. Trench...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:29 PM
I awoke recently to shocking news. I guess that's not so unusual in Israel — especially during war time — but this really floored me. Robin Williams dead at 63; the media buzzing around the story like bees around honey, throwing out words like...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:58 PM
With almost 90 percent of Broward County's Jewish community not affiliated with a synagogue, Ramat Shalom in Plantation will open The Sam and Laura Hoffman Center for Jewish Life in September to provide spiritual direction and perform Jewish life cycle...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:14 PM
— It might seem like a strange time to hold a Bacon Bash festival — Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of fasting and repentance.
But sponsors say they have nothing to atone for about the timing, which had to fit into an already busy October schedule...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Instead of enjoying a last afternoon off before school starts, children of Temple Beth Tikvah gathered at the Greenacres synagogue on Sunday to polish the silver religious items to be used during the upcoming High Holidays.
The upcoming Jewish Holiday of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The High Holidays, the most important period of prayer, reflection and celebration for Jews around the world, begin with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on the evening of Sept. 24, and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most solemn day of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Back in 2009, Israel was festooned with election campaign banners that read, "A Strong Leader for a Strong Nation." They were Benjamin Netanyahu's banners, which, even if he had them in stock today, he would not dare use.
We have reached the Morning...