Friday, December 2, 2016 Kislev 2, 5777
By:
Morton klein
It's high time to face an unpleasant fact: President Barack Obama and Israel are not on the same page. This has been true ever since Obama took office in January 2009, but it was most recently apparent this May when the president ambushed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an adversarial speech the day before Netanyahu's U.S. visit. In it,...
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By:
Robert Strauss
When I was a little boy, my parents gave me a book called The Jew in American Sports. It was filled with sagas about Hank Greenberg and Sid Luckman and some low-weight boxing champs -- big names, but from an era even before my youth. I was part of that generation where our parents would point out significant Jews everywhere...
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By:
Becks Kolins
Growing up in Ardmore, my family always taught me to be a "do gooder." I remember instances throughout my childhood of seeing injustices and trying to figure out a way to fight them. So when I learned that much of Appalachia was paying the true cost of the rest of the country's need for cheap electricity through something called mountaintop...
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By:
Rabbi Eric Yoffie
I have no patience for survival Judaism. Whenever I hear someone talk about what Jews must do in order to "survive," I head for the door. Joel Alperson, whose piece "Tikkun Olam May Feel Good But It Doesn't Build Community" was published in the Aug. 4 Jewish Exponent), joins the long list of Jewish leaders offering a formula for survival...
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By:
Aviva Amy Perlo
The whirlwind that follows tragedy is often a bewildering state that leaves us bereft of any structure, any sense of knowing or comfort. As our kishkes turn inside out longing for our loved ones and for the way it was, we eventually mourn and then learn how to move on. While I have counseled this professionally for many years, the...
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