Month: June 2017

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The Western Wall and Robinson’s Arch

While American Jews feel hurt and ignored at Israel’s latest decision regarding the Western Wall, it could be they don’t fully comprehend what it means. There already is a place within the Western Wall area where men and women can pray together. That would be the space created for this purpose at Robinson’s Arch. Jewish …

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Who Are The Modern Orthodox Jewish Americans in the Pew Report?

An article by Ben Sales cites the 2013 Pew “Portrait of Jewish Americans” as saying that religion isn’t very important in their lives. How do we know these people are really modern orthodox? Because they said so. The same poll says that a quarter of modern orthodox Jews don’t light Sabbath candles. Could it be …

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We Shouldn’t Revoke Federal Protections for Medical Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the congressional leadership to revoke 2014 federal protections for the medical marijuana industry.  Sessions suggests that fostering the medical marijuana industry is inappropriate during a “historic drug epidemic,” which is strange, because that epidemic relates to opiates, something marijuana is not. He also ties his distaste for these protections …