Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775

By:
Paul Kaplan
I think I've blown it. I have no chance for a great first Father's Day. It's pretty much my own fault. I procrastinated on Mother's Day and before I knew it, I'd waited too long to order the gift she wanted. Instead, I had to give my wife a rain check on her first Mother's Day. When I say "the...
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A moment of truth is coming for the Presbyterian Church, and we American Jews have an opportunity to help its members see the light. Thousands have already signed on to a petition calling on the church to reject proposals that it divest from three companies -- Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions -- which do business with Israel. That the church...
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The International Olympic Committee has officially refused to formally honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. But that doesn't mean the campaign is over. In fact, the effort should be redoubled by those who refuse to forget that terrorism and hate have no place in the international landscape symbolized by the...
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A new state initiative aimed at further isolating Iran deserves the support of every Pennsylvania lawmaker. The proposed legislation, already introduced in the state Senate and soon to be introduced in the House, would prohibit businesses that provide goods, services or credit worth at least $20 million to Iran's energy sector from winning a contract of $1 million or more...
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By:
Kenneth Jacobson
A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined "We Need Fewer Haredim" and two major pieces in The New York Times about the haredi approach to sex abuse cases highlight the challenge of addressing serious issues emanating from the haredi world without demonizing an entire community. Questions of avoiding stereotypes of large groups while not rationalizing bad behavior by...
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