Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Shoval Dorani
I have always had a love of Israel. Having a father from Israel and a mother who was very involved with Jewish causes and traveled frequently to Israel, it was in my blood. But as a 14-year-old attending an all-girls overnight camp, something happened to change my life during the summer of 2006 -- the summer that Gilad Shalit was captured.
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By:
Ellen Kadransky
Way back in 1800, Thomas Jefferson spoke out to cite the political disadvantage for states that divided electoral votes in a district approach, while all others used the winner-take-all approach. He knew the dangers even back then. And yet, Pennsylvania is talking about using a district approach in 2012. In California in 2007, politicians initiated a petition to divide the...
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There's a Jewish angle to almost every story and, sadly, the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University is no exception. It turns out that Penn State's now former president is Jewish and its legendary football coach was honored by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee with its National Leadership Award earlier this year.
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A reader argues that if Iran goes nuclear our freedom is shot while another praises a stellar appointment at Gratz College.
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By:
Elie Kaunfer
I want to challenge one of the mainstay assumptions of organized Jewish life: Jewish continuity is the end goal, and everything is in service to that.
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