Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
By:
Benyamin Korn
Many reviews already have appeared of "The Undefeated," the soon-to-be-released documentary about Sarah Palin's tenure in Alaska. Yet none of them -- even in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post or Politico.com -- mentions that nearly all the film's pro-Palin media talking heads are Jews. The dominant meme that Jews as a group are uncomfortable with Palin or her views...
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Lynn Schusterman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For Jen Kraus Rosen, it started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. Jen had grown up in a non-Jewish area of Virginia, and the invitation was one of few opportunities she had to experience the warmth and familiarity of Jewish traditions in the company of peers. What happened in the years...
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Steven A. Asher, Jewish Exponent Feature
If you make a left turn out of Hymie's Deli in Merion, and head about 25 yards west on Montgomery Avenue, you will come to a building marked "Philadelphia Community Kollel." If you walk inside, almost any hour of the day or night, you will find Jews, often in groups of two (chavrusa), studying Jewish law. The participants are not...
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By:
Basil Herring and Joel Finkelstein
Circumcision, or brit milah, has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called "intactivists" on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable...
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By:
Patrick Meehan
On May 24th, I had the privilege of attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rousing address before a joint session of Congress. It was an event that was personally significant both as an American and as a legislator. I was moved by the prime minister's words of strength in the face of the persistent danger that Israel faces. It made me...
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