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Tivnu wins $30,000 for Applied Jewish Wisdom

PHOTOS: Above, Tivnu participants meet with Gov. Kate Brown in Salem while attending the proclamation of Cesar Chavez Day at the Capitol in March. At right, Tivnu participants canvas against Measure 105 before last year’s election. From Staff and PR Reports Portland-based Tivnu: Building Justice was one of seven organizations to receive the 2018-19 Lippman…

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StandWithUs sponsors tour by Palestinian human rights activist

PHOTO: Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid speaks to students at Oregon State University.   Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid toured Oregon March 11-14 and shared his insider’s view on the prospects for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  His tour was sponsored by StandWithUs, an international Israel education organization, in partnership with the Jewish…

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Doctor’s debut novel explores Israel in 1970s

Leo M Rozmaryn grew up in the religious Zionist/Modern Orthodox Jewish community.  He attended high school in Israel. Now a reconstructive hand and microvascular surgeon, Dr. Rozmaryn frequently visits to Israel. He brings a lifetime of experience and scholarship to the writing of his debut novel Lone Soldier, an epic tale of romance, mistaken identity,…

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Did you take notice?

Jodi Bromberg, CEO of InterFaith Family shared this poignant message after Saturday’s tragedy in Poway. I struggled with writing this note to you. Another synagogue, another shooting, another person dead and more wounded. First Pittsburgh, then New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and now, Poway, a short distance away from San Diego. Ma nishtana? What’s different?…

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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO: Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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Financial planning for a long life

By Tony Urdes The fact that we are on average living longer and are healthier for longer should be good news. But it comes with a challenge: How do we finance this longer life? First, longevity is not the same as aging. Aging is about end of life, but longevity is about all of life….

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert   We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there…

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Passover foods that tell the seder story

By InterfaithFamily   The ritual foods of Passover tell the biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt and the story of the ancient rabbis who wrote the Haggadah. “During the seder, we don’t just tell the story of the Exodus, we see, smell, feel and taste liberation,” says Rabbi Jill Jacobs. What follows is a…

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