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Usually, when I attend services with a family member or a friend, at some point they will turn to me and ask, will this be over soon?  I always give the same response, We can only pray!  Unfortunately, this “prayer” often seems to be rarely answered in the manner desired by the questioner, or complainer.  And it leads to questions that perhaps we should ponder, Does prayer really help?  Why do I pray?  What should I be praying for?  The topic of prayer always reminds me of a story.  The humorist Harry Golden tells the story of his father, a notorious atheist who nevertheless went to synagogue every single Saturday morning. When Harry asked his father about it, his father replied ..........



  The Rabbi Sacks Legacy
The Templeton Prize Remembers Rabbi Sacks

Interfaith Dialogue on “To Heal a Fractured World” at the 2023 Sacks Conversation

Plans revealed for new Jonathan Sacks Institute in Israeli University

Rabbi Sacks’ Avatar to Teach Israeli Students Through the Metaverse

A New Collaboration Between The Rabbi Sacks Legacy, Sefaria, and Koren Jerusalem

This Hanukkah Episode of NPR’s Tiny Desk Is Full of Jewish Joy

This Easy Hanukkah Cookie Hack Is So Cute

Broadway’s Biggest Rising Star, Julie Benko, Brings Us a Unique Take on a Yiddish Classic

Six13’s New Hanukkah Taylor Swift Parody Goes Through All the Eras

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  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
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“We can’t wait for change”: Congolese activists are fighting to ensure a free and fair election

Remote, Hybrid Fundraising Teams Help Nonprofits Hire, Retain Top Talent

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Shots fired fired at Albany synagogue with preschool, suspect in custody

More than 500 staffers of Jewish groups, most of them progressive, appeal to Biden to press for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

‘All about light overcoming darkness’: How US Jews are celebrating Hanukkah with Israel at war

Former IDF chief’s son killed in Gaza fighting as Israel presses forward with costly counteroffensive

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  NYT > World > Middle East
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In Israel, Hanukkah Begins in the Shadow of Two Months of War

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  The Forward
Shots fired fired at Albany synagogue with preschool, suspect in custody

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Chanukah Spices

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  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish NewsJewish News
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  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
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  Washington Jewish Week
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Debbie Leibowitz

Marvin Stanley Kay

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  My Jewish Learning
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