Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
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Lauren Bastien
Remembering is fundamentally important to Jews, from the pre-biblical days to the present. We remember at Purim; we remember at Yom Kippur; we remember on Yom Hashoah. And on Passover, we are commanded to remember when we were strangers in Egypt, our Exodus and subsequent freedom. As Jews, being the "stranger" -- the ger -- is central to our identity...
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Asaf Romirowsky
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged about $300 million last month in U.S. humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, plus another $600 million in assistance to the Palestinian Authority. With Hamas ruling, the question is how U.S. tax dollars will be safeguarded and only reach Fatah's "kosher" hands. The resignation of the P.A.'s "Mr. Clean" -- Finance Minister...
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By:
Rabbi Abraham Shemtov
The Franklin Institute has been getting a lot of national attention of late for its exhibit displaying one of only two remaining telescopes used by Galileo. On Wednesday, April 8, at exactly 6:34 a.m, when the sun rises on the East Coast, I will be on the rooftop of the institute's Fels Planetarium, yet for an entirely different reason. I...
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Ted Mann
EDITOR'S NOTE: March 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Retired Philadelphia attorney Ted Mann, who was the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the time, recalls his front-row seat as the drama unfolded. This column marks the introduction of a new Exponent feature, 'First...
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By:
Stefanie Makar Weiner
There will be more room at my family's seder table this year. We'll stretch out our legs as we retell of our ancestors' Exodus from Egypt. We'll spread out and recline like freed people as we recall our years as slaves to Pharaoh. This year, our elbows won't knock our neighbor's when we slurp our matzah-ball soup. So, what makes...
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