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


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.


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?


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.

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