December 14, 2006

The promise of ‘Peace in our Time’

The only reason for including Lebanon in the conversation at all is to signal to Iran and Syria that it will be offered up for grabs to them on a silver platter as well

Healing community rises from life-threatening illness

One out of eight women develop the disease over a lifetime, and the older a woman is, the higher her risk.To make matters worse, Jewish women have a slightly higher incidence of the disease.But no matter how low a risk factor you may have — no family members with breast cancer, you had your children before the age of 35 and eat healthily — the disease will strike some of the best of us.

Iran’s Jewish legislator criticized during L.A. appearance

A group of local Iranian Jewish activists spoke out in protest of the Dec. 4 appearance of Maurice Motamed, the only Jewish representative to the Iranian parliament, at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood, where he provided an update on the current status of Iran\’s Jewry.

Second-class Conservative citizens

Honestly, I\’m glad that the recent vote of the Conservative movement has opened the door a bit toward acceptance of gay and lesbian Jews. Now that this teshuvah, or legal interpretation, was one of two that received a majority vote, I know that this helps some of my gay \”friends and family\” squeeze sideways through the now partially open door. I nevertheless remain sad and disappointed that the door has only opened a little, and the idea that it is a qualified acceptance is troubling to me.

Victory of a Blessing

As life would have it, the term of tranquility is short, but we can emerge from these times strengthened both physically and spiritually.

U.S., Israeli officials see conflicting Iraq study ideas

Bush launched a weeklong review of the Iraq Study Group\’s recommendations on Monday, starting with meetings with top State Department officials. Later in the week he was to have met with outside experts, top U.S. diplomats in the region and top military brass.

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