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B’nai B’rith continues to be vibrant

I attended B’nai B’rith International’s annual Leadership Forum, held this year in Washington, D.C., in mid-September.

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Shiran Cohen, the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City’s Israel emissary, shows some cards made by children at Congregation Beth Shalom that will be sent to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces during the High Holidays.

After two months of traveling in Central America and visiting my family in Israel, it is time to start a new year of serving as your shlicha (Israel emissary). I’m here for my second year to serve as the Kansas City Israel Emissary bringing Israel, my homeland, to Kansas — now my second home.

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From one 2G to another

So many of the Holocaust survivors in Kansas City who I grew up with have passed away. They were all so important to me and they conveyed a special feeling that no others could. To the second and third generation (2G and 3G) I offer this comfort before the High Holidays.

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After reading a recent article about Rabbi Levin’s new book on prayer, I was intrigued. First, I would direct readers to “Rav Schwalb on Prayer,” Hayim Donin’s book “To Pray as a Jew,” or Aish.com or Chabad.org, where much of this “new book” has already been covered and in fact, will take readers into much more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of prayer.

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This summer, these young men have been studying every weekday morning. They will be heading to their respective schools on Monday and will be honored at Shabbos services on Aug. 27. They are Chaim Miller (from left), Raviv Horesh, Eli Noam-Horesh, Ilan Horesh and Ezra Smith. Not shown is Benyamin Wolff and Oliver Miller.

In the past few months, many of us have experienced an incredible inspiring adventure with several young men. These young men grew up in K.C., were motivated by NCSY, left to learn in Israel/New York, and returned this summer to be with family and friends.

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Members of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project trip to Israel this summer took this photo on top of the Aish building in the Old City. The group included Dini Freed (first row, from left), Deb Brown, Susan Ullman, Stacey Gotskind and Anneliese Brock. Second row: Andrea Baran, Amy Franklin, Myra Karasik, Andrea Levitan, Melinda Janofsky and Karen Loggia.

I just experienced the most spiritual, beautiful love affair that one person could ask for in a land that is so much a part of my soul that I long to be there for eternity. Of course I am speaking of Eretz Yisrael.

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I found the article written and published in the Jewish Chronicle entitled “Prayer and Tennis: A Rosh Hashanah Thought” profoundly disturbing, insulting and divisive.

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Spiritually rich commentary

In response to the comments on my book, “Praying the Bible: Finding Personal Meaning in the Siddur, Ending Boredom & Making Each Prayer Experience Unique,” printed in last week’s edition of The Jewish Chronicle, the book and websites cited by the writer of your article do not deal extensively with the intertextual use of Bible citations in the siddur in general or the tefilah in particular, which is the subject of my book.

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Hilary Cohen Singer

For many years, the United States Refugee Admissions Program was a minor government activity, quietly saving lives under the radar of public attention. With the rise of ISIS and this year’s combative presidential election cycle, it has become divisive, with powerful feelings among both those who consider it a vital humanitarian program, and those for whom security is paramount.

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Record of immigrant integration excellent

All American Jews are familiar with the U.S. government’s shameful rejection of Jewish refugees during World War II.

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Remembering the hidden Holocaust

On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” (Aug. 7, 2016, repeated from Oct. 4, 2015) there was the story of a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, who has made it his life’s work to uncover and document the hidden Holocaust.

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