| By Tami Lehman-Wilzig |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:05|
Tami Lehman-Wilzig / Tami Lehman-WilzigBack when I was growing up in Manhattan, the modern State of Israel was the center of the Jewish universe. Tucked inside the greater American-Jewish identity, it was the core of being Jewish. There were no contradictions. Jews were solid U.S. citizens, as proud of their American heritage as they were of Israel. But the brutal sting of the Holocaust, which had hit home more often than not, made the establishment and continuity of the Jewish state a prerequisite of daily life.
| By JoAnn Abraham |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:04|
MANALAPAN, N.J. – Yehuda and I come from a chain of successful merchants who valued excellence and education.
| By Dr. Herb Rakatansky |
| Friday, 16 August 2013 21:03|
Is the name Charles Varnadore familiar to you? His name was not known to me and probably not to any readers of The Jewish Voice. His Aug. 4 obituary in the New York Times tells the story of an ordinary person who observed major safety lapses at the atomic energy lab in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
| By Bill Miles |
| Friday, 02 August 2013 00:23|
| Leonard Cohen performs in concert in an undated photo. /Leonardcohen.com|
For 36 years, I kicked myself for blowing a chance to see my musical muse in concert. It was my summer break from college. I was backpacking solo in Europe and amassing emotional highs and lows. It was the kind of stuff my hero – the songwriter, poet and bard Leonard Cohen – sang about. At least I liked to think he sang what I was feeling.
| By Rabbi Hershey Novack |
| Friday, 02 August 2013 00:18|
Rabbi Hershey NovackAfter endless shopping trips, anxious parents will soon deliver their children to college for the first time. Some will be cooped up with their soon-to-be-independent high school graduate for many hours on a road trip. Other families will fly.
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