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Five Lessons in Five Years

Although philanthropy is a deeply personal and highly individualized endeavor, here are the top five broadly applicable lessons I've learned in the last five years.

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Vanities of a Bonfire

I spent an anomalous Lag B’Omer afternoon watching the gut wrenching movie ‘Gett’. I woke up the next morning with a cluster of thoughts and emotions.

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My Weekend in Baltimore

My weekend in Baltimore, first with idealistic rabbinic students and then with local people working for change, gave me great hope overall in what can be achieved by the courageous human spirit.

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Finding Zabelle

Zabelle Abdalian was an Armenian Genocide survivor who sought shelter and freedom in America. Through her artistry as expressed in her writings, musical accomplishments, and dedicated compassion for others, her extraordinary life presents an inspiring testament of a 19th century woman whose spirit embodies a heroic people. In honor of the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide I offer her story. - Carla Rachel Friedman

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An Introduction to NFTY EIE and Me

Jamie Friedman is a 16-year-old student from Boulder who is spending the semester in Israel studying in NFTY's EIE program. She is posting about her experience for the Boulder Jewish News.

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The Temple’s Dress Code

In this week's Torah portion we learn about the special clothing the Cohens (Priests) and High Priest had to wear when serving in the Temple.

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Is Paris — And Europe — Burning?

Boulder resident and former French citizen Sylvain Hayoun recently returned from a visit to Paris. Here is his report on the state of the Jews there after the horrendous events in January.

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