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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
California Democrats endorse Dianne Feinstein’s opponent

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Israel for ‘the occupation of Palestine’

Putin and Trump presented unified front on Syria, but differences abound

US embassy in Jerusalem to cost nearly 100 times Trump’s estimate

Hamas warns Israel of ‘dangerous consequences’ over Gaza crossing closure

I Parented Like the Dad in ‘The Chosen’ and This Is What Happened

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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Nominated for 14 Emmys - Homepage
The Putin-Trump news conference that made Netanyahu smile

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Israel halts flow of gas and fuel into Gaza

‘A strong message to Iran from Israel’: Syrians debate Aleppo airstrike

Trump kowtows to Putin in Helsinki

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
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Magician & Endurance Artist David Blaine Stuns In Breathtaking Show In Brooklyn

Miami Beach Man Allegedly Threatened To ‘Kill All The Jews’ In Condo Fire

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After Escalation With Gaza, Iron Dome Battery Deployed To Protect Tel Aviv Area

  NYT > Middle East
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Emirati Prince Flees to Qatar, Exposing Tensions in U.A.E.

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Netanyahu Says Putin Agreed to Restrain Iran in Syria

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Schumer Calls For New Russia Sanctions After Trump Summit Debacle

Kushner Companies Accused Of Exposing Kids To Cancer-Causing Toxins

Tourists Caught Smuggling Bricks Out Of Auschwitz

Remembering Bess Myerson, The First And Only Jewish Miss America

When My Son’s Car Broke Down Outside Kiryat Joel

The Auschwitz Album: Visual Evidence of the Process Leading to the Mass Murder

Whose Child Are You?: The Story of Tswi Josef Herschel

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  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Understanding the Syria moment at the Trump-Putin news conference

Dozens of British rabbis call out Labour Party on its definition of anti-Semitism

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California Democrats rebuke Dianne Feinstein and endorse her opponent

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  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
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  My Jewish Learning
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