Monday, September 26, 2016 Elul 23, 5776
State Legislators Press for Sudan, Iran Sanctions State Treasurer Robin Wiessmann announced Jan. 16 that she will divest Pennsylvania's treasury investment from China Petroleum and Chemical Company due to its operations in Sudan. This is a good first step to accomplish our goal of divesting from companies who are complicit in terror or genocide. We have been leading efforts to...
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Another Local Resident Declined Christian Bible The article on church-state separation and education was very interesting (City & Suburb: "Religion in the Schools: Debate Never Falters," Dec. 27). However, Ellery Schempp, whose complaint led to a change in the law, was not the only one who chose not to listen to prayers in public school. My father died on Jan...
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Evangelicals Remain Our Foes, Not Our Friends We read with much distress your editorial "Evangelicals Step Up," which discussed the contributions of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to the Jewish Agency (Editorial, Dec. 27). Evangelicals are no friends of the Jewish people. To believe that they are does a disservice not just to Jews, but to all those...
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Statement on Guns: More Fiction Than Fact The front-page article, "Guns Represent 'Most Significant Public-Safety Issue,' " (Cover story, Dec. 13), has made me even more proud to be a parent of two Torah-observant teenage children who I can count on to shoot safely and well and, if needed, protect our family. No doubt "well-known Philadelphia philanthropist Lynn Honickman" wants...
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Trust Evangelicals When It Comes to Israel? Your report on a recent conference (City & Suburb: "Jews and Evangelicals: Is It Really a Marriage Made in Heaven?" Dec. 6) glossed over a key consideration affecting Jewish-evangelical relations. As the article noted, "Evangelicals accept the Bible as literal truth." This means that -- no if's, and's or but's about it --...
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