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September 13 marked the 24th anniversary of the famous White House lawn handshake between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat under the watchful gaze of President Bill Clinton. There was hope for Israelis and Palestinians that with the signing of the Declaration of Principles, the time had come to finally abandon the animosity and violence and to strive together towards peace.

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This November marks the 100th anniversary of two great revolutions that overtook the Jewish people in 1917 and forever altered the course of Jewish history. To this very day, we live with the profound

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During this past summer's tumultuous news of hate rallies, terrorism, and hurricanes, I was lucky enough to get lost in a world of letters--love letters, that is, written from Jewish adults to children.

MIT program creates a space where high school students collaborate with those from "the other side."

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The good news is that the proverbial tip of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions iceberg is melting. The bad news is that we are just now beginning to see the much larger, even more dangerous part that has been lurking beneath the surface.

Spending time with family during the holidays is a heartwarming tradition. It can also be a bittersweet experience when you are caring for parents or other loved ones.

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It reminds me what I already know--that the Jewish people are not just a religion, we are a nation.

Remember, this is the time. Remember, this is the call.

Did you live a year that mattered, and did you fill it with meaning?

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God does not just love God’s own chosen people, the Jewish people, God loves all of humanity. The behaviors by which God expresses love for the stranger—food, clothing, shelter—are the basic necessities of life.

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