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Amid the gloom of the last few weeks, it has been inspiring to read CJN reports about the many Jewish groups and individuals stepping up to the plate, delivering groceries to those who can’t pick them up themselves, teaching kids via Zoom, lending support on social media – while they try to sort out…
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As we need to find renewed strength to deal with these unprecedented crises – governmental, economic, health, societal – we can already learn one lesson from the coronavirus: Not all of our troubles can be blamed on Amalek.
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As we navigate through the viral darkness, perhaps we can look to some words of clarity and inspiration written by Viktor Frankl, one of the last century’s most influential and thoughtful psychiatrists.
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Barbara Kay writes about what she learned from meeting Izzy Ezagui, the famous IDF soldier who lost his left arm to a mortar shell in Gaza, yet returned to duty as a reservist.
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what do we do today, when political borders and hundreds of years of separate histories have divided Jewish people into groups that can laugh at each other, but not with each other?
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“By accepting Israel’s security concerns and stating plainly that there is no right of return for Palestinians, the plan increases the chances that a future arrangement with the Palestinians would succeed, should they ever be willing to come to the table.”
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Donald Trump and Bibi Netanyahu are corrupt, bigoted politicians, and they will not solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Neither, it seems, will Mahmoud Abbas, too old and unpopular. In these moments when peace feels so distant, I let my mind wander towards a broader perspective, an imagined futu…
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Dr. Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of Lancet, has taken a remarkable journey to reach this profound moment of clarity and ethical maturity in his career, Shawna Novak writes.