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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.


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  The Times of Israel
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Michael Chabon slams the occupation, Jewish inmarriage in speech to new rabbis

In French poll, majority say Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy

Meghan Markle’s New Advisor Samantha Cohen Is Not Jewish

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Israel and denuclearization: Necessary paradox or hypocrisy in action?

Iran pressures Europe to speed up plans to save nuclear deal

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  Jewish WeekJewish Week
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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To Face Rape Charges

  NYT > Middle East
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Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Michael Chabon Slams Occupation And Jewish Focus On Intermarriage

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Testing The Limits Of Religious Liberty

Hedge Fund Founder Pleads Guilty In New York Corruption Case

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

Napoleon and the Purpose of Mourning on Tisha B’Av

Tisha BAv: Is This Ancient Tragedy Still Meaningful?

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Tisha B’Av: Turning Mourning into Action

  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
What are right-wing extremists doing in Republican primaries — and what can the party do about it?

Philip Roth won’t be having a Jewish funeral

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British blogger who sang about Holocaust denial convicted

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  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
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Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

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The Muslim Kingdom and the Israeli Flag

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

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  My Jewish Learning
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