Dear friends, News reports this week said that Ms. Clinton is assessing vice-presidential candidates with two litmus test: that they must be able on a moment's notice to become President; and therefore that they must be experts on foreign policy.
The great majority of younger voters did face up to that truth, but the majority of voters turned back at the edge - for
The room was packed and at every table American Jews and Syrian Refugees were smiling and trying to communicate. Everyone had name tags in English, Hebrew and Arabic and with very few words beyond each other's names, extraordinary warmth and gratitude was expressed.
The Jewish Community is one of Law----or Faith, emotional connections, and a relationship established through mutual interaction in various proscribed ways- for example, through prayer, or celebrations, and the like. This is at least in part what a community is.
Reconstructionist Judaism is predicated upon each generation reconstructing Judaism to be relevant and meaningful for its time. The effects of intermarriage have not been as dire as some have predicted. Judaism and Jewish life have not ceased to exist when families intermarry.