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Members of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project trip to Israel this summer took this photo on top of the Aish building in the Old City. The group included Dini Freed (first row, from left), Deb Brown, Susan Ullman, Stacey Gotskind and Anneliese Brock. Second row: Andrea Baran, Amy Franklin, Myra Karasik, Andrea Levitan, Melinda Janofsky and Karen Loggia.

I just experienced the most spiritual, beautiful love affair that one person could ask for in a land that is so much a part of my soul that I long to be there for eternity. Of course I am speaking of Eretz Yisrael.

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Remembering the hidden Holocaust

On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” (Aug. 7, 2016, repeated from Oct. 4, 2015) there was the story of a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has made it his life’s work to uncover and document the hidden Holocaust.

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Acknowledging our shared success story

Last week I had the opportunity to review the press release, “KU Hillel Success Story,” about Scott Bratt’s new position as the Denver/Boulder City manager for One Table.

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Charles Jacobs’ July 21 guest editorial, “Typical School Day in Syria: Jews are our Enemies,” describes the horrendous anti-Semitism in official Syrian textbooks and calls for the United States to screen Syrian refugees for evidence of anti-Semitic views in advance of their being considered for asylum.

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Rabbi Debbie Stiel

(Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the August edition of Temple Beth Sholom’s Bulletin.) 

Last year my August bulletin was titled “Living in a Worrisome World.”

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On behalf of SAFEHOME I want to thank the Flo Harris Foundation for giving SAFEHOME a grant for the sixth consecutive year to provide outreach on domestic abuse in our Jewish Community. Healthy relationships equate to shalom bayit (peace in the home); and believe it or not, people benefit from learning what constitutes a healthy relationship.

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Democrats proposals meaningless

Equal pay for women. Raise the minimum wage to $15. Free college tuition. Immigration reform. Enhanced social security. The list of goodies Hillary promised at the Democratic convention goes on and on, breathtakingly. She says she will continue the Obama agenda.

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Charles Jacobs

Over 10 major Jewish organizations are lobbying for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. HIAS, known in the past as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society whose heroic work helped Jews fleeing from pogroms, is in the forefront of this effort.

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Rabbi Avraham Lapine

Our campus community is undergoing a much-needed period of healing. Racial protests, discriminatory bias and a toxic atmosphere of disunity have torn apart the fraternity of our school, threatening the core values upon which the University of Missouri were founded.

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