Healing

This week’s parasha teaches the importance of helping those cast aside feel more welcome in the Jewish community. A Boston philanthropist and a Tel Aviv musician are both heeding that lesson.

Something Borrowed

My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.

Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

In With the In Crowd

‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids

Cruel to Be Kind

A haftorah of consolations and expectations

Long Haul

Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck

Sundown: Zionism and the Black Experience

Plus fear vs. hate, hippie art, and a rock ‘n’ roll error

The Meaning of Life

In elementary school, it’s girls gone vile

Brandeis President to Step Down

Not as a result of Rose Museum mess, he insists

Daybreak: Ahmadinejad Still Pissed at Jews

A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news

Daybreak: Gates Encourages Arab Arms Race

No ‘Intifada’ in NYC, ugly Croatian soccer chants

Can Hebrew School Be Saved?

By making it more like other parts of teens’ lives?

Sundown: Blogger Expected More ‘Inglourious’ Kvetching

Praise, slander, and a grand slam decade

Suit Dismissed Against Ortho L.I. School Board

Secular parents said board was running district to benefit yeshiva students

Secular L.I. Parents Sue Orthodox-Run School Board

Five Towns feud!

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