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A few blogs ago I attempted to answer the question , “what does the Federation do?”  The question arose for a few reasons.  One, it is always a good idea to take a moment, step back from the edge and make sure you are still on the correct path, and that your goals and methods are consistent with your mission statement.  Let’s face it, we are constantly bombarded with news, data, and technology at an increasingly rapid rate.  It is easy to lose one’s way without periodically checking the map or reevaluating the plan. Secondly, one can still be on the correct path, but the journey can sometimes become laborious as opposed to a labor of love.  Often there can be obstacles....READ MORE.


Nelson Cohen

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  The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel
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  Jewish WeekJewish Week
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  NYT > Middle East
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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  My Jewish Learning
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