Rabbi Helps Hispanics Connect with Secret Jewish Roots

Rabbi Helps Hispanics Connect with Secret Jewish Roots

EL PASO, Texas – Two days after Rabbi Stephen Leon moved to El Paso from New Jersey in 1986, he received an urgent phone call from a Roman Catholic man wanting to speak with him about a family mystery.

“He told me that his entire family were religious Catholics living in Juarez, but he remembers ever since he was a little boy, 3 or 4 years old, his grandmother would take him into a room on Friday night, light two candles, and say a prayer in a language he didn’t understand.”

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Into The Next Stage: Get Excited About Fresh Off the Boat

Hard to believe but that day is almost here: The first Asian American family sitcom in over 20 years, since “All-American Girl” starring Margaret Cho debuted on Sept. 14, 1994. Next Wednesday night (Feb. 4), “Fresh Off the Boat” will premiere at 8:30 p.m. with a second episode at 9:30 p.m. Then on Feb. 10, it’ll begin airing in its regular Tuesday 8 p.m. slot.

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Irish Doctor’s Wisdom on the Art of Aging

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Late Matisse. Late Turner. [http://tinyurl.com/n4lzl87] Late Rembrandt.
Their artworks were the themes of the big exhibitions in London galleries this past year. So pointed out Dublin geriatrician Desmond O’Neill, MD, one of the world’s leading researchers in his field.

He recently became the first European honored by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) with its Samuel T. Freeman Award, given to a “prominent physician in the field of aging–both in research and practice.”

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Why Americans Should Be Outraged by Pena Nieto Visit

Why Americans Should Be Outraged by Pena Nieto Visit

A clear difference between our political expectations is this – Americans want to believe in the moral qualities of their leaders, while Mexicans know their politicians have none.

This is why it is not surprising to learn, for instance, about the associations of a certain Republican congressman with a group of white supremacists. Since American politicians are supposed to be, in part, the moral compass of society, the poor congressman is expected to resign, or at least apologize, even though he might not see any conflict between his convictions and the office he occupies.

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House Votes to Defund DACA, But Community Should Not be Fearful

On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has helped over half a million young undocumented people to work and live without fear in the U.S. They also voted and passed legislation to stop the implementation of the new program announced by President Obama (DAPA), which would expand DACA and grant parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents a work permit and halt their deportation.

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POSITIVE ENRICHMENT: PEARLS ON WEALTH

So, money, money, money, MONEY! Yes, we are all about that money aren’t we? It’s a culture of wealth, status, the symbolism is everywhere, I HAVE ARRIVED; I AM HERE; I AM HAPPY; HAVE MADE IT. But, my question is, when did money become such a destination that we forgot along the way the initial purpose, that we wanted it in order to first, provide for our primary needs, and then possibly some extra comforts.

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In State of the Union, Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class

In State of the Union, Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class

In his sixth State of the Union address, President Obama challenged the GOP-majority Congress Tuesday night to break from the “tired old patterns” of argumentative politics to uplift the middle class with more trade deals and higher taxes for the rich.

Obama proposed a $320 billion economic plan that would raise taxes on upper-class families and big banks to ultimately provide expanded tax breaks for the middle class. The plan would also fund new federal programs such as government-paid tuition for community college students.

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Farmworker Women Speaking Up on Domestic Violence

“Domestic violence is more likely to be underreported by the women who believe that their rights are limited in a relationship,” says Silva, who has been working with domestic violence victims and offenders in southeastern Riverside County for 27 years. “Undocumented women feel trapped, powerless and helpless in a domestic violence situation. The more isolated a domestic violence victim is, the less likely she is to ask for help.”

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The Paris Attacks Are an Insult to the Prophet Mohamad

Terrorism struck in the heart of Paris on Wednesday, Jan. 7, when three masked gunmen killed 12 people at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Media reports rushed to describe the crime as “an apparent militant Islamist attack” because the paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohamad, even though the suspects, who fled the scene of the massacre, were still at large.

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