Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
The Community Must Act to Curb Gun Violence I was moved by Diane Edbril's piece (Opinion: "Will Guns Seal the Fate of Children in the 'Book of Life?' " Oct. 12). Edbril urged the Jewish community to take a strong position to prevent gun violence -- a timely plea. Why should we as Jews feel compelled to act? Many of...
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Call Them What They Are: Issues of Freedom As a 41-year-old married father who happens to be a Democrat, I take exception to the term "life-style issues" in the Exponent's story about how Jews vote (Cover: "Rise of the 'Culture Wars,' " Oct. 5). I am very pro-Israel. That said, for those who wonder how I, as a Jew, could...
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What Kind of 'Friend' Leaves a Nation Unaided? I feel compelled to respond to Paul D. Rosenstock's comments (Letters: "Don't Judge Candidates on One-Issue Line Items," Sept. 21). When it comes to former President Richard Nixon, it's always good to get the story straight. Many Americans believe he was a strong supporter of Israel, but he was never a friend...
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No 'Buts' About It, Dems Give Israel Their Support Scott Savett claims that Sen. Rick Santorum and other Republicans "unequivocally back Israel," while Democrats "come out with a rare statement supporting Israel -- and that statement is always accompanied by a 'but' " (Letters: "Out Front and Vocal: Republicans Rise to Top," Sept. 14). Democrat Bob Casey is Santorum's opponent...
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Hold on a Minute -- We're Doing Our Part! I was offended by Arthur Hill's letter ("Checks Work, but What About Some Volunteers?" Aug. 31). Right before reading the Jewish Exponent that week, I had been speaking to my daughter in Jerusalem. She left her safe, comfortable home at the height of the recent Israel-Lebanon conflict to supervise a group...
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