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This Thanksgiving, Carve More Than Turkey

Soon, many of us will gather around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends -- to indulge in an abundance of delicious traditional foods and give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms.

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Mother Sarah and ‘Me Too’ Encounters

Since the disclosures about Harvey Weinstein and others, a media flurry of ‘me too’ talk on sexual harassment has emerged- some of it constructive, some of it not so. My purpose here is not to comment on these individual responses, but rather to shed some healing perspectives about this issue, from this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah.

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LETTER: DREAMers Deserve a Future

DACA was implemented in 2012 to protect DREAMers, undocumented young people who arrived in the U.S. before the age of sixteen, from deportation. It's now under attack and in danger of being ended.

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Enchanting and Accessible Forests

In coordination with partner LOTEM-Making Nature Accessible, JNF is able to make Israel's forests and parks accessible to the country’s special needs and disabled community.

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Collaborative Divorce: A Better Way

Most divorces are resolved through litigation, and some are resolved through mediation. However, there is a third way, which although it has been around for quite a while, it is still a well-kept secret.

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Light Rules

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, several JCC’s around the country received bomb threats. The Boulder JCC was one of them.

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Religious Behaviorism or Spiritual Materialism?

"In a world where we all yearn for lives of meaning and connection, it is easy to mistake our embrace of a feel-good spirituality and rejection of tradition for enlightenment."

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Opinion: Worse than Kapos?

Rabbi Marc Soloway considers what it means today to be called "worse than kapos" for holding -- and expressing -- fairly mainstream opinions in the public market of ideas.

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Philanthropy Supports Democracy, Democracy Supports Us All

As this year comes to a close, I want to remind readers — of every political point of view — about the critical role that philanthropy can play in advocating for the fundamental principles that have enabled the success of our unique democracy for nearly 230 years.

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Cataracts, Shopkins, and Dr. Strange – Electing to See Beyond

The third Hebrew month of Kislev is soon upon us, and with that - no matter how you spell it, - Hanukah, the festival of lights is coming.

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Elul, Amalek and Doctor Who

Who has not seen or at least heard of the long-running TV series, Dr. Who? Why do I bring it up at this time of the year? Primarily because of this week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei.

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