Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

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After 75 years, the Jewish cops and firefighters who make up the local chapter of Shomrim still gather for monthly meetings and social events. But their ranks have thinned — and aged — considerably in recent years.
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Rabbi Joel Seltzer returns to his "Ramahnik" roots as the new director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos - a daydream come true for the young father who most recently worked as a pulpit rabbi in Providence, R.I.
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David A. Harris
“To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community to live by our ideals and our principles, to serve as active citizens in a thriving democracy founded on the right to speak freely and to practice our faith without fear of persecution. In the 70-some...
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Graham Spanier, the Jewish former president of Penn State University whose parents fled Nazi Germany and who had been a big supporter of the campus Hillel, is now facing criminal charges. He was fired last year in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal that centered around former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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Matthew Brooks
As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!” In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our country deeper and deeper into several painful and dangerous holes. It’s time to stop digging and find better solutions President Barack Obama’s economic policies have eroded the earning power of the middle class and mired us...
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