Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Iyyar 23, 5776

By:
Rabbi Jill L. Maderer
A new campaign aimed at demystifying genetic screenings for cancer and raising awareness of available resources will empower the Jewish community to save lives, a local Reform rabbi writes. Hear about it live from the director of a Penn research center who’ll lead a local symposium on Oct. 6.
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An educator praises certain efforts to keep teens involved in Jewish learning while another letter writer suggests that the Jewish community stop using Orthodoxy as the yardstick for all good things in Judaism.
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By:
Linda Maizels
A local woman analyzes The Attack , a film about a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv and its effect on a secular Muslim who is deeply integrated into Israeli Jewish society.
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By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
What happened in the 1990s as the post-Oslo euphoria first receded and was then replaced by the horror of the Second Intifada was the gradual realization that Western illusions about Pal­estinian nationalism were misplaced.
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No matter how you look at it, the Obama administration’s erratic steps to define policy on Syria has further undermined U.S. credibility in Iran.
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