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September 2013


Taiwan teaches interesting lesson.

Jewish King

What if Israel had a royal family?

Smile! It’s Yom Kippur!

Holy Day presents opportunity to look at our options.

Signing In on Rosh Hashana

God’s book is the blueprint for the world.

What Is Our Purpose?

Once a year we pause to take an account of our achievements and our goals.

Stein’s Law

Things can’t go on forever.

Trip of a Lifetime, Part 2

Although nothing could top Shabbat at the Wall, we visited the Wall and the Old City again as part of a conference tour.  Marlon...


Reimagining Jewish Life

Happy Kids, Happy Holidays

Congregations keep youngsters engaged.

Etched in Memory

Could the Yom Kippur War have been avoided? New documents spark debate.

Go For the Gold

The 2013 JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest.

Light out of Darkness

Photographer’s images of Eastern Europe give insight into the past and hope for the future.

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