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Resolutions for remarkable Jews By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of Oct. 10, 2008 It is a bit of a challenge to reflect on Yom Kippur before it happens. This issue of The Jewish Star went to press … more
Reflections at the turning of the year Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Oct. 10, 2008 Yom Kippur has passed and the hints of a winter chill envelop us with every step. The weather now … more
By Menashe Shapiro Issue of Oct. 10, 2008 Jewish Republicans fell for it again. They continually fall for the patented Republican “bait and switch” act. When Sarah Palin made sure during … more
G-d’s clear indirect message By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of Oct. 3, 2008 For the parsha with the fewest number of verses in the Torah, Vayelech is quite busy. (Nitzavim has 10 more verses, … more
Teshuva and Yomim Noraim, The Noraos Harav (vol. 16) Suggested reading for Yom Kippur Reviewed by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Oct. 3, 2008 As we are now in the midst of the yemei ratzon with … more
By David Seidemann Issue of Oct. 3, 2008 I was meandering near the intersection of Court St. and Montague in downtown Brooklyn the other day, when a young lady with a clip-board and pen … more
The weeks before a presidential election provide spiritual fodder for the week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Throughout political campaigns, … more
Good old-fashioned pessimism? Not exactly. By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of Sept. 26, 2008 Devarim 30:1 states: “And it will be when all these things come upon you, namely the blessing and the … more
The origins of a political farce By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of Sept. 26, 2008 By the time you read this article, the now famous anti-Iran rally will be just a dim memory. Rosh Hashanah and … more
A call to remove the “garbage” By David Seidemann Issue of Sept. 26, 2008 I was driving to work this morning behind a garbage truck and trying to avoid the stench. Bumper to bumper in my … more
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