Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s press conference, in which he revealed that Israel had snatched from under the noses of the Iranians thousands of files outlining Tehran’s secret nuclear program prior to 2015, was certainly a tour de force. Whether it will result in the complete scrapping of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known by its cumbersome title, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, is an entirely different matter.
George Washington would be ashamed of the students at his namesake university who called Monday evening for the university’s administration to divest from Israel, the Jewish State and only true democracy in the Middle East.
A prominent Greek statesman named Pericles once said, “Just because you don’t take an interest in politics, doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”
Being a teacher means much more than educating students. In addition to creating and implementing lessons and providing feedback on students’ work, we are responsible for maintaining detailed records, managing behavior, seeking out resources when students’ basic needs go unmet, attending data meetings, and completing ongoing professional development. The list of our official and unofficial duties is seemingly unending.
“Speak little. Do much.” (Pirkei Avot 1:15) — these words aptly describe many of the people we have met and interacted with during our years chairing the Kemp Mill Synogogue (KMS) Tzedakah Committee in Silver Spring, Maryland. We have had the honor of serving on the KMS Tzedakah Fund for the past 12 years, and as we step down, we wanted to give the community a picture of how much care and love we got to see behind the scenes.
There is no holiday like Purim. Not only is it a mitzvah to be happy, when you think about it, Purim is also the only holiday in the Jewish tradition where it is permitted, even compulsory, to drink and be silly.
Next month, I will join more than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States on a mission to Poland and Israel with four Holocaust survivors and 50 soldiers and officers representing all branches of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Arming teachers with guns may not be the best solution to preventing school shootings, but it certainly isn’t a bad idea. And be sure — the people who reject the idea outright are more preoccupied with banning guns than they are in addressing violence.
When I was in my early twenties, living in another city and becoming increasingly Jewishly observant, I looked to the Orthodox Jewish community for ways to participate, yet found few opportunities for women to be included in discourse on Halacha (Jewish law). I am grateful that I moved to Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac, Maryland, 11 years ago with my husband, Rabbi Nissan Antine, and our first child, where I found a vibrant Jewish community full of diverse Jewish learning opportunities for both women and men.
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. This year it falls out as we are learning about Moses, who had the disability of a speech impediment yet was one of our most important leaders. We are also learning this month that Jews of every ability were at Mount Sinai to receive the Torah.
The creation of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation stemmed from founder and president Donald Lombardi’s passion for helping children, and from the realization that the needs of pediatric patients are not being sufficiently met. Having now lost two elderly parents, I have realized that, similarly, there are needs of geriatric patients that are not sufficiently met. If I ever make it big, like Lombardi, I will found the Institute of Geriatric Innovation.
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