Thursday, May 7, 2015 Iyyar 18, 5775

By:
Jon Rosenberg
Those who observe the Jewish High Holidays are in the midst of a period of intense introspection and "judgment." On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, piercing shofar blasts will conclude a 25-hour fast, and we will set a course toward making good our obligations to others. This year when the shofar blasts, I hope it will be a call...
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When is the news not fit to print? It's a tough question to ask seasoned journalists, but with the case of Joshua Fattal, it wasn't hard at all. We didn't need to be asked twice by the family of the Elkins Park native being held hostage in Iran for 26 months to keep his story out of the Jewish Exponent...
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The best-case scenario for the Palestinians' official application for U.N. membership is for it to land in the Security Council DOA, dead on arrival. It is up to the Europeans and others to help make that happen. So far, the United States has stood alone in attempting to quash what should be recognized by all as a feeble attempt to...
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By:
Dasee Berkowitz
In the words of Elton John, why is it that "sorry seems to be the hardest word?" With a sense of schadenfreude , we take pleasure in watching politicians and celebrities fall from grace and then lie in an attempt to cover things up. We relish TV shows like The Good Wife based on character transformations of unfaithful partners and...
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By:
Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon
There was a time when I could not read the story of the binding of Isaac without wishing for a different ending -- that Abraham would stand up to God, refusing to harm his son. Some of my rabbinic colleagues redefine the story, ignoring God's words, "because you did this thing and did not hold back your precious son from...
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