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Are We Causing Our Children to Fear Israel?

In celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary last June and in recognition of my upcoming “special” birthday, my wife, Rebecca, decided we should take...

Dear Debra: Strengthen Those Jewish Ties

Send your questions to deardebra@renmedia.us or use this anonymous question submission form. Dear Debra, After reading last month’s article about Jewish families decorating trees, I began...

The Gift Of Receiving

Sometimes the most memorable gifts are not particularly expensive nor even useful. For example, once, many years ago, on a trip to my hometown, I...

A Biased United Nations Vote Cannot Hasten Peace

The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC strongly opposes the United Nations Security Council resolution unanimously passed last month regarding Israel’s settlement policy and is deeply...

Opinion: Pluralistic Gathering Is Destined At Israel’s Western Wall

Israeli leaders should let wisdom prevail and enforce a derailed government-approved plan to expand a separate, pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall. Four years...

Op-Ed: Keeping Jerusalem Pluralistic And Vibrant

Jerusalem, the holy city. A complex and controversial place that is sacred to the three religions of the Book, plastered across international headlines and disputed...

Jews in the Digital Age: A Return To Simpler Times

I’ve always had a tremendous appreciation for technology. I’m continuously wowed by the innovations that have revolutionized our lives, but I also fear that...

A Pre-Election Post-Election Assessment

Let’s be honest, and most of us can because we’re not running for office. Partisan politics aside, you have to admit the presidential campaigns...

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