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Across the country, Americans are demanding change in our broken health care system. They are calling for equal access to and better quality of health care, and stressing the moral imperative for health care reform. They are telling Congress: The time is now. Over 40 national faith organizations, including the URJ, have come together to plan the largest faith-inspired mobilization to ever happen around health care reform. Thousands will gather for an Interfaith Service of Witness and Prayer for Health Care...

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On Monday, May 25th, officials from North Korea claimed they had conducted a nuclear test, leading to widespread condemnation and forthcoming additional sanctions.

Before the official announcement was made, however, 23 seismic monitors in the region had already detected the impact of the relatively small explosion. In the weeks to come, sensors that detect radioactive particulates and noble gases will confirm the nuclear test. Further confirmation...

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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

...Priest and prophet alike, they all act falsely, They offer healing offhand for the wounds of My people, Saying "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.-Jeremiah 6:13-14 (and 8:10-11)

Recently I was invited to speak at a conference on "Discovering and Accepting the Other," at Nes Ammim, a Christian community tucked among the avocado and banana orchards just south of...

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Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited and met with President Obama as well other member of the Administration, Congress, and Jewish community, including RAC Director David Saperstein.

Ahead of this visit, a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders, including heads of more than 25 national religious organizations, wrote a letter to President Obama. Their letter commends Obama's commitment to making Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace a high priority of his Presidency, strongly...

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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

Asher did not dispossess the inhabitants of Acco or the inhabitants of Sidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, and Rehob. So the Asherites dwelt in the midst of the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, for they did not dispossess them.-Judges 1:31-32

We have been running a series of two-day seminars for participants in pluralistic pre-army preparatory programs ("leadership academies") that have become popular in recent...

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