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  • Op-Ed: Judaism is more than ‘tikkun olam’

    Jews may insist that tikkun olam and social justice are central to the Jewish way of life, but they are increasingly taking the place of serious Jewish education and Jewish practice, and that spells danger for the non-Orthodox movements, writes a former national campaign chair for United Jewish Communities.

  • Op-Ed: Jewish community stresses feelings at its peril

    American Jewry is in trouble because for too long it has been overemphasizing what feels good at the expense of what does good for the Jewish people, writes a former national campaign chair for the philanthropy now known as Jewish Federations of North America.

  • Op-Ed: Don’t fear ‘God,’ ‘Torah’ and ‘Judaism’

    Embracing Judaism’s core concepts will bring Jews together, not divide them, writes a former United Jewish Communities official.