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Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country’s satellite system, which was looking for any possible nuclear weapons launches by the United States. He was on the overnight shift in the early morning hours of Sept. 26, 1983, when the computers sounded…

How a Shabbat Meal Turned a White Supremacist Against Bigotry

by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The United States was hit by two disasters over the past two weeks. One was natural, and the other was man-made.  One left devastating damage as the result of strong winds and hard rain, while the other left horrific damage resulting from hate and discrimination. One caused hopelessness, while the other provides great reason…

Make Resolutions, Not Wishes

by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg A practical guide to real change. It was an ordinary day in Judge Mindy Glazer’s Miami-Dade courtroom when 49-year-old Arthur Booth appeared before her for his bond hearing. He had been arrested the previous day for breaking into a home, stealing a car, and running from police. He caused two accidents before…

The Truth about Religion: Using Evidence to Decide What to Believe

by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb Religions tell stories about the world. We want to know if there is truth in those stories. How can we find this out? Among the things we all care about is the truth. No one is indifferent to the truth. One reason for this is that we cannot get what we…

RAJEon Olami Spain England Summit

RAJE Olami Summit 8 DAYS = TOLEDO, CORDOBA, MALAGA, GIBRALTAR, RONDA, SEVILLE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM The Olami Summit is the global gathering for Jewish campus and young professional communities, where idea-generators, educators, funders and community leaders gather to inspire, to learn and to collaborate on new initiatives that meet the needs of our generation. Find out if an organization near…