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Israeli Life: Caring for Orphans

Like any nation, Israel has a significant population that lives in poverty, or is otherwise in need.  Unlike many people groups, Jews generally have very high regard for life and will go to extraordinary measures to preserve it and enhance it. 232 more words

Current Events

From Survivor to Wonder Woman in 8 Days.

Eight days ago, over Memorial Day weekend, we took our kids to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Most years we fritter away these school vacation days doing nothing special, but this year I was The Mom I Keep Meaning to Be, at least for a day. 509 more words


Inspirational Teens

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with our incoming iServe Board (pictured above). iServe is Ramat Shalom’s 8th-12th grade teen program that was developed and implemented by our Educational Director, Beth Michell and one of our longtime teachers and members, Hillary Tescher. 613 more words

The A.I. Problem

Reading an excellent article about artificial intelligence last week, I began to wonder which force was the greatest danger to Yiddishkeit: radical secularism or artificial intelligence? 98 more words

Thinking Jewish

Saying it, and Making it Happen

Sermon on John 20:19-31, for Easter 2A, April 23, 2017

John 20:19-31

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.

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Articles for job seekers

No — I Won’t Supply My References Before The First Interview


I agree. I think this practice runs the risk of companies contacting references without the candidate preparing them for what to emphasize (always within their ability to ethically do so!), or even giving notice. 1,198 more words