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A few blogs ago I attempted to answer the question , “what does the Federation do?”  The question arose for a few reasons.  One, it is always a good idea to take a moment, step back from the edge and make sure you are still on the correct path, and that your goals and methods are consistent with your mission statement.  Let’s face it, we are constantly bombarded with news, data, and technology at an increasingly rapid rate.  It is easy to lose one’s way without periodically checking the map or reevaluating the plan. Secondly, one can still be on the correct path, but the journey can sometimes become laborious as opposed to a labor of love.  Often there can be obstacles....READ MORE.


Nelson Cohen

Coonhound and Diva

  The Times of Israel
IDF accuses Hamas of being behind Gaza ‘fire kite’ attacks

IDF sparks panic in Tel Aviv with unannounced rocket siren

UK anti-Israel activist shares clip of 1939 Palestine soccer match

Berlin: Imams, rabbis ride tandem bikes for mutual respect

Erdogan poised for victory in pivotal Turkey poll

Actually, Melania, We’re Supposed To Care

Jewish Mom Chelsea Peretti’s Outrage on Twitter is What We Need

Did Miriam’s Tambourine Make Her Look Fat?

The Surprising Thing That Helped My Mom Live Longer Than Anyone Thought She Would

Horrified By What’s Happening at the Border? Here’s What We Do Now. - Homepage
BREAKING: Erdogan ahead as Turkey votes in historic election

Palestinians slam Kushner, accuse him of ‘incitement’

Concerns raised southern Syrian regime offensive may spill over to Israel

IDF fires Patriot missile toward UAV approaching Israel's Golan Heights

IDF uncovers Hamas' operating system for kite terror

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Charles Krauthammer: ‘How Dreams Of Peace Led To Israel’s Biggest Mistake’

10 Rabbis Are Visiting Separated Families On The Border

Hundreds Of Jews Protest At ICE Headquarters In New York City

Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Columnist Who Fiercely Defended Israel, Is Dead At 68

Watch: How Do We Carry A Legacy And Transform Loss Into Lasting Impact?

  NYT > Middle East
A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

Iraqi Political Alliance Unites a U.S. Friend and Foe

Iraq Says It Bombed a Meeting of Islamic State Leaders in Syria

Cairo Dispatch: Even With Mo Salah in the World Cup, Egypt Can’t Seem to Catch a Break

How Guardianship Laws Still Control Saudi Women

Rebuffing Bibi, Jewish Agency Appoints Opposition Head

3 Israeli Soldiers Injured In Suspected Car-Ramming Attack

Bulgaria Will Open Honorary Consulate In Jerusalem

IDF Fires Patriot Missile At Syrian Drone

British University Uses Nazi Quote To ‘Inspire’ Students

Hating Israel: Understanding Tisha B’Av through Today’s Headlines

Napoleon and the Purpose of Mourning on Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av: Is This Ancient Tragedy Still Meaningful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Tisha B’Av How to Transform Loss into Resilience

Tisha B’Av: Turning Mourning into Action

  Jew or Not Jew
Roy Welensky

Sebastian Coe

Erno Schwarz

Woody Harrelson

Victor Moses

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Evangelical Christians more appreciative of U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem than Jews, Trump says

3 Israeli soldiers injured in suspected car-ramming attack

Bulgaria will open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

IDF fires Patriot missile at Syrian drone

Jared Kushner trying to dictate peace, Palestinian chief negotiator says after Al-Quds interview

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

Nancy Sinatra Missed Her Father’s Death Because of ‘Seinfeld’ Finale

The Muslim Kingdom and the Israeli Flag

A New Project of Survivors’ Stories in Drawings, Letters, and Video Interviews

Meet the 1970s Jewish Artist Whose Medium Was the Bagel

Three Great Ways to Excommunicate A Misbehaving Jew

  My Jewish Learning
Hashkiveinu: Seeking Comfort and Protection Through the Night

Grocery Stories

Bread and Circus 

We’ve Been Here Before

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