Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

Camps Spark an Interest in Oneself and the World I read Joel Einleger's opinion piece with interest ("Why a Specifically 'Jewish' Camp? Let's Count the Reasons," April 22). As the parent of children who have attended Ramah and Pinemere, and as a former JCC Camp Reeta camper, I agree with what he opined about the joys and benefits of Jewish...
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Despite Iran's twisted effort to hijack this week's nuclear nonproliferation conference at the United Nations, the United States and other Western nations turned the heat back on the Islamic Republic's obfuscation when it comes to its own nuclear program. But walking out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his speech -- as several nations did -- is not enough. Too...
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By:
Dan Gottlieb
After being in a wheelchair for 30 years, I have repeated identity crises -- and therapy hasn't helped me. Just look at how our language has evolved over the years. When I was in graduate school in the 1960s, we used words like "imbecile" and "cripple" to describe people like me. Then we evolved to "invalid" and "retarded," then "handicapped"...
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Gideon Aronoff
Gov. Jan Brewer and those of us who believe in compassionate and fair immigration laws are in complete agreement on one thing: The Draconian bill she signed into law recently is the result of the federal government failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Like Brewer, HIAS is frustrated with the inaction in Washington, and the resulting effect it has had...
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The Obama administration has launched a charm offensive with the American Jewish community, seeking to reassure an increasingly skeptical constituency that he truly is committed to Israel's security. But the president's real target needs to be the Israeli public, whose dismay over the seriously strained relations is trumped only by its growing sense of isolation as the world, conveniently forgetting...
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