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When children go missing, parents are often tormented with guilt. Even if a child is snatched by a stranger in broad daylight, parents blame themselves because they couldn’t prevent the unimaginable.

For parents of runaways, self-accusation and guilt can be compounded. Was there something we should have noticed in our child? Were there warning signs?

Adolescence is synonymous with emotional turbulence. How do we differentiate healthy rebellion from potentially serious issues?

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Two Popes

Jews cannot comment on canonization. We use the word “cannot” intentionally. The concept of canonization is profoundly alien to Judaism. All we can say is that to the extent that canonization enshrines the ideas of these two popes on the Jewish people, and on the history of Jewish-Catholic relations, it is all to the good. And, of course,we can comment on the two popes themselves: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 May 2014 01:34 )

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Abbas and Kerry, partners in purblindness

With his customary grace and bigheartedness, Mahmoud Abbas, now in his ninth (or it is tenth?) year of his four-year term as president of the Palestinian Authority, told the PLO’s Central Council April 26 that he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The PLO recognized Israel as a state in 1993, he said, and should not have to accept its religious identity. Neither Egypt nor Jordan was required to recognize Israel’s Jewish character when they signed peace treaties with Israel, so w...
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The burden is now on us

The Jewish calendar places Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — between Passover and Yom Ha’Atzma’ut — Israel Independence Day. We go from freedom to independence to mourning. The calendrical design — thanks to the Knesset — was insensitive to the special, redemptive quality of the month of Passover, but to an extent we’re stuck with it. Yom Hashoah commemorations take place all over the world, and Denver is no exception, with events planned by survivors and their children,...

So, Mr. Putin, the bully, wants his empire back

Perhaps Mr. Putin has a short memory of the disasters of the Soviet Union. To mention just one: Chernobyl As Vladimir Putin grasps to retrieve the Soviet empire, whose dissolution he has called one of the greatest disasters of recent times, it is pertinent to focus on what he is focusing on: Ukraine. The same place where the greatest impetus to the dissolution of the Soviet Union took place: the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
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Shabbat Times

JTA News

Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

Ron Kampeas U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas. ... [Link]

Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

Marcy Oster The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border. ... [Link]

150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

Marcy Oster Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers. ... [Link]

Pro-Palestinian student demonstrators arrested in Australia for flag burning

Marcy Oster A group of student demonstrators was arrested in Melbourne after burning an Australian and an Israeli flag in protest at Israel’s invasion of Gaza. ... [Link]

Rockets intercepted over central Israel hours after FAA lifts ban

Marcy Oster The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets over central Israel hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on American carriers flying to Israel. ... [Link]

Israel calls for rejection of U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry

Ron Kampeas Israel’s government called for the rejection of a U.N. Human Rights Council inquiry into the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. ... [Link]

FAA, reviewing Israeli measures, lifts flight ban

Ron Kampeas The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on flights to Israel after reviewing Israeli measures to keep flights safe from rockets. ... [Link]

Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system. ... [Link]

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