Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

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A New York Times story on Feb. 17 that ran beneath the headline "Dreams Stifled, Egypt's Young Turn to Islamic Fervor" provided a stark portrayal of Israel's largest and most populous neighbor. According to the article, Egypt's command economy has been unable to keep up with a decades-long population boom. A generation of increasingly well-educated men and women are encountering...
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As prominent supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) were preparing for the likelihood of a protracted ground war in Pennsylvania, a solid number of them took some time out this week to gather in the name of a common cause: strengthening the Democratic Party's chances of retaking the White House come November. To...
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U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) has faced voters of his district three times since 2002 and has never cracked 51 percent of the vote, but that's still always been enough to ensure victory. Conventional wisdom suggests that 2006 -- a year in which the Democrats retook the house and ousted two Philadelphia-area GOP incumbents -- represented the best chance...
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What began as one cantor's exploration into exactly what the Bible doesn't say about the matriarch Sarah has resulted, some 15 years later, in the publication of The Torah: A Women's Commentary , a feat that has been touted as a seminal moment in the history of biblical scholarship, as well as a considerable step forward in the decades-old push...
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Despite a centuries-old history marked by misunderstanding, acrimony and often deadly conflict, Poles and Jews -- against all logic -- manage somehow to continue speaking to one another. The dialogue may, in fact, have entered one of its most interesting phases. This was the combined judgment of the three participants in a recent panel discussion devoted to this troubled but...
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