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02/05/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

With each reading of the Purim Megillah, Esther becomes for me more daring, more intelligent and more heroic than ever before. Lately I’ve been wondering what the extreme Orthodox rabbis in Israel and elsewhere might make of this woman if they were to meet her today.

02/07/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

All Jewish children, regardless of their skills and abilities, should get a shot at Jewish life. It’s their birthright. Jewish children with disabilities should no longer be denied access to Jewish day schools and other institutions. But for that to happen, we need to use best practices.

02/07/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

I  read Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg’s Opinion piece, “Forever Young? Community Relegates Adults to ‘Kids’ Table” (Feb. 1) and was intrigued by her assessment that organizations “must find ways to engage and cultivate genuine new leadership” rather than relegating young leaders to the proverbial “kids’ table.” I couldn’t agree more, which is why I felt inspired to share the very positive experiences I’ve been fortunate to have as a young lay leader in the Reform Movement.

02/05/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Those of us who have grown up in the Conservative movement have heard the conventional wisdom for years — Camp Ramah is the best and most successful program that the movement ever developed. We would even hear this from Jews across the spectrum who admire with envy this jewel of a program that formed lifetime bonds among alumni and created a community of knowledgeable, proud, energized, committed, Zionist young Jews.

02/05/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Back in the early 2000s, Professor Noam Wasserman of Harvard Business School was researching entrepreneurs (my thanks to my friend and entrepreneur David Perla for pointing this out to me). Wasserman realized that these entrepreneurs fell into two categories.

01/29/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Opinion

Across cultures and time, many have been obsessed with the Fountain of Youth. But I’ve found the secret. In fact, if current trends continue, I’m destined to be a “young adult” forever.