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Linda Coppleson, one of only about half a dozen female scribes in the world who are actively engaged in Torah writing, shared the secrets of writing a Torah with donors to our Personal Giving Campaign.
Susan Neigher, longtime co-president of National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section, has received the prestigious Hannah G. Solomon Award, the highest honor in NCJW. The award is named for the organization’s founding mother, whose leadership motivated others to fight for needed social change over the past 125 years.
Rabbi Mark Biller, third from left, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer synagogue in Queens, New York, recently gave a fascinating three-part series, sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World program, titled “God’s Imperfect–And So Are We!”
Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael, led a thought-provoking three-part series titled, “Living an Ethical Life: An Encounter with Mussar.” His series was held at noon on Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14, at the Morris...
Over 500 NCJW women from all over this country, almost half of them first-time attendees, converged on Washington DC the second week in April for 2 1/2 days of intense workshops, lectures, awards ceremonies, issue briefings and networking, which culminated in 150...
Birthright citizenship: Included in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. It cannot be revoked without a constitutional amendment. The president has no constitutional role in the amendment process.
The current political climate has overshadowed the fact that large numbers of us still believe that overall immigration has positive economic effects. And facts that may support this view, for example that high-skilled immigrants pay taxes and help make America wealthier, are often drowned out by anti-immigration rhetoric. A focus of this rhetoric are the claims that admitting low-skilled immigrants adversely affects native low-skilled workers and immigrants take disproportionate advantage of government assistance programs.
Every president has used the “threat to national security” to bolster political standing and support, but this administration is doing so to an unprecedented degree, especially with the issue of immigration. It consistently claims that refugees pose a security threat, a claim that it has been kept alive by dismissing an intelligence assessment in 2017 that showed that refugees did not present a significant threat to the United States. This intelligence assessment was replaced by one supporting the administration’s claims.
Every year before Pesach, my kids’ preschool teacher, Lillie Brandt, would remind the moms that the purpose of scrubbing our houses was to remind us what it was like to be worked as slaves.