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Posted: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 13:34 | Well Versed

History can be a dusty and deadly affair. The secret to making art about history is to be both loyal to your subject and improvisational in its expression.

Posted: Sun, 09/11/2016 - 18:55 | The New Normal

Since March of 2015, six New York area synagogues have been focused on tangibly weaving the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of their communities. UJA-Federation of New York, with funding from the Leo Oppenheimer & Flora Oppenheimer Haas Foundation, piloted The Synagogue Inclusion Project, a groundbreaking 18-month pilot program to create a replicable, sustainable approach to integrating members of our community with disabilities. The pilot synagogue cohort included synagogues large and small, Conservative and Reform, urban and suburban. What bound them together was a stated desire to be inclusive of people with disabilities, but an underlying doubt that they were having the desired impact.

Posted: Thu, 09/08/2016 - 14:56 | The New Normal

Now that the summer has come to an end, it is time for parents to think about the fall season, back to school, and catching up on doctors and dentist check-up appointments. Visiting the dentist can be a frightening sensory experience for some children with autism. Here are some tips when taking your child with autism to the dentist.

Posted: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:27 | The New Normal

While there are multiple Jews in Congress and the Senate, only one Jew serves at the chief executive of their state: Governor Jack Markell of Delaware. He is term-limited, so sadly his tenure in this office will end soon. He is a major hero in public life, so it’s worth your time to look at his expansive contributions.

Posted: Tue, 09/06/2016 - 15:34 | Political Insider

No sooner did John McCain win his primary last Tuesday than he wrote off Donald Trump for president.  His pitch to voters is send him back to Washington for a sixth term so he can block President Hillary Clinton's plans.

Posted: Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:59 | Political Insider

Why is this candidate different from all other Republican candidates?

1. Why is he so appealing to neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and white supremacists when his opponent is not?

2. Why have so many leading Republicans refused to endorse him, un-endorsed him, said they won't vote for him or have said they'll vote for Hillary Clinton?

3. Why is he so full of contempt for so many people, especially immigrants, minorities, the disabled and women?