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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.

Thankfully, for what needs to be done for our community today, and the plans that need to be made for its future, the tzedekah provided to JUF earlier in the year, when the temps were lower and the days shorter, is now hard at work.

It is amazing to see how many of Herzl's ideas actually permeated into modern-day Israel and how far-reaching his vision was.


I've been contemplating age a lot this year because I'm turning a number ending in "0"--and starting with "4"--at the end of the year.

Nearly 70 years after its establishment, Israel is still very much a melting pot of Jews from almost 100 countries. 


In the middle of our country, I was able to witness something beautiful.

Ofer Bavly says there isn't much new in Hamas' new manifesto.

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We are in the desert. We have just begun reading the fourth book of the Torah, Bamidbar, The Book of the Desert.


  Have you had the joy of watching a baby walk for the first time?

 A major lawsuit filed last month in federal court both exemplifies and seeks to redress a grievous instance of justice delayed and denied; one that spans two decades and all the way from Israel to Chicago. 

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