Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777
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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32 Years Later, Kirov Evokes Different Reaction On Dec. 1, we attended the Kirov Orchestra performance at the Kimmel Center. As we listened, we could not help but recall other cold nights, picketing outside the Academy of Music when the Kirov performed, protesting the actions of the Soviets toward their Jewish citizens (Nation & World: "Soviet Jewry Campaign Transformed an...
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Contact State Legislators Over Iran Divestment Bill It may be politically correct to equate the efforts of State Rep. Babette Josephs' Sudan divestment bill with State Rep. Josh Shapiro's broader Iran Pension System Divestment Initiative, which includes Sudan as well as North Korea and Syria (Editorial: "Legislative Inertia: No Excuse for Inaction," Nov. 21). But it is also naive and...
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Activists Worked for 20 Years to Change History Jonathan Tobin's column regarding the romanticism of the Soviet Jewry movement made some interesting points (A Matter of Opinion: "Recalling Our Greatest Triumph," Nov. 21). However, I think he did a disservice to many of us who worked for Soviet Jewry and were not part of the Jewish Defense League. I also...
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Want the 'Next Big Idea?' How About Shabbat? Contrary to the suggestion of the Jewish Exponent's editorial page, I remain unconvinced that increased funding for Jewish day schools should be the "next big idea" to ensure continuity ("Education's Our Only 'Next Big Idea,' " Nov. 8). Certainly, funding for Jewish education on all levels should remain a top priority. But...
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