Saturday, September 24, 2016 Elul 21, 5776
No Excuse for State Investment in Terror On June 25, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.B. 1086 sponsored by Rep. Josh Shapiro to prohibit state pension funds from investing in foreign companies tied to Iran and Sudan -- countries that sponsor terrorism (People & Politics: "Divestment Bill Surmounts a Major Hurdle in Harrisburg," July 3). It is morally...
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Why Sympathetic About Something So Lethal? Though the Jewish Exponent typically is a stalwart defender of the Jewish state, I wish to take exception with the clearly sympathetic tone of the portrayal of the recent visit to Israel of Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer to Israel in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency report you published (Israel & Mideast: "In Israel, 'Lobby'...
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Don't Expect Force to Fix Complex Political Crises Letter writer Sidney R. Goldstein attempted to refute Sen. Barack Obama's assertion that President John F. Kennedy negotiated with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev over the Cuban missile crisis (Letters: "Remember: Force Ended the Cuban Missile Crisis," June 5). Goldstein asserts that "JKF never dealt with -- let alone negotiated with -- the...
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Orthodox Also Call Shoah Punishment for Sins I'm the son of Holocaust survivors. All my life I have heard the proposition, "the Holocaust was God's punishment of the Jews for their sins," as expounded by Orthodox rabbis. I was always revolted by this notion. I've now come to realize that as a theological concept, it has internal consistency, as Jonathan...
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The Blessings of Diversity Realized in One Boy's Life The article, "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Panel Considers New Faces in the Crowd" (City & Suburb, May 29) struck a cord. When our son, Casey (Meir) entered this world years ago, we realized that he had been born to a tiny minority group, a Sioux Jew. He didn't look Jewish,...
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