Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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Amid a turbulent week of news, it might be easy to forget that Israel will be celebrating 63 years of independence next week. That would be a shandah. Unfortunately, the hostility of the neighborhood hasn't changed much since Israel declared itself a state on May 14, 1948. In fact, the current turmoil in the Arab world appears more threatening to...
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You're Letting a Piece of Jewish History Die I believe your cover story on the closing of the Stiffel Center ("Changes in the City Landscape," April 28) would have been better if it had pointed out that a piece of living Jewish history is going to end without anyone, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, discussing alternatives in a...
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We are known as the People of the Book, but really, we are the people of our stories. It's our stories that have sustained us throughout the millennia, our stories that tie us from one generation to the next, our stories that have enabled us to flourish as a people, long after other ancient civilizations vanished. By passing on our...
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'Liberty' Plaque Actually Contains Modern Hebrew Kudos to Joel Wolowelsky, Ph.D., my fellow Yeshivah of Flatbush High School classmate, for his role in securing the Liberty Bell Hebrew-language plaque (Cover story: "Liberty Bell Rings Out With a Whole New Timbre," April 21). When I read the famous quotation in Hebrew on the plaque pictured in the Exponent , I read...
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