Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
Next month, when the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes, there will be a case on the docket that's expected to be of considerable interest to the Jewish community. The justices have agreed to hear M.B.Z. v. Clinton, No. 10-699, which concerns whether or not the phrase "Jerusalem, Israel" can be placed on a particular child's American passport. The young man in...
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Can it be possible that more than five years have passed since Gilad Shalit was taken captive by the terrorist group known as Hamas? It all happened in late June 2006 in a cross-border raid when Gilad was all of 19 years old. Many of the photos from the time show him to be a mere boy, thin, vulnerable, but...
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If only finding the perfect connection were as easy as Ryan Howard makes it look when he puts bat to ball or when Cliff Lee lets loose a change-up into the glove of Carlos Ruiz. The focus of this special issue of the Jewish Exponent is sports, but really it's about finding connections behind the plays: exploring the Jewish love...
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They say it takes a village and, in the case of the JCC Maccabi Games set to launch here on Sunday, we can see that, at the very least, it takes a generous -- and organized -- community. As detailed in this week's cover story, the logistics required to put these games together are mind-boggling. Kudos go to Beth Segal,...
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The debt-ceiling deal signed this week may have averted a catastrophic default on U.S. loans and a downgraded credit rating, but we're not out of the woods yet. Given the dysfunction and brinksmanship that prevailed until the 11th hour, the looming battles over the next round of spending cuts should make us all nervous. Almost everything, it appears, will be...
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