The Jewish Imperative For Child Adoption

01/08/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Millions of children fall asleep every night hungry, wearing an unchanged diaper, and with no one to hold them as they cry themselves to sleep. There is perhaps no greater suffering than to feel unloved, unwanted, and uncared for by anyone. This is the story of the orphan.

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

A Secular Bent Seen On The Street

02/01/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

 The estimated one million Egyptians who have taken to the streets of their country in the last week have a deep belief in democracy and serious concerns about Islamic extremism both in their own country and in other nations with a substantial Muslim population.

And although many also believe in Islamic or Shariah law — cutting off the hands of a thief, stoning an adulterer, death for one who leaves the Muslim religion — 61 percent say there is no struggle between those who want to modernize their country and Islamic fundamentalists.

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