Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

Glad for a More Positive, Open-Minded Platform My deepest thanks to you for publishing, "Is the Reform Movement Really Leaning Kosher?" (Nov. 18). Until I read that piece, my experiences with the local Reform movement left me pretty well convinced that the current Reform national leadership fully controlled the agenda, including a leftist, hyper-critical attitude toward Israel, its leadership and...
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If it weren't so malicious, it might actually be amusing -- using hummus to make a political point. Who knew that chickpeas could be a potent weapon? But the effort behind the apparently unsuccessful drive to take Sabra and Tribe hummus -- along with other Israeli products -- off market shelves is misguided at best, and insidious at worst. And...
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What Midterm Voting Patterns Say About Us
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Bob Guzzardi and Bob Sklaroff
Depending on the poll you scrutinize, only 23 percent to 31 percent of Jewish voters voted for Sen.-elect Pat Toomey. This is an oddity, given that his policies emanate from our Torah and talmudic principles -- that every individual life is a life worth living, sacred to the Sovereign of the universe, recognizing principles of individual freedom and free will,...
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Is It Really Against Our Interests to Stay True to the Democrats?
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Burt Siegel
The "debate" over the number of Jews who voted for either U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen.-elect Pat Toomey in the recent Pennsylvania Senate race is just the latest in the annual attempt by the Republican Jewish Coalition to convince its donors that contributing to that organization is money well-spent. In each election cycle, they use polling techniques that are...
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Even as we usher in a joyous holiday period, this year's juxtaposition of Thanksgiving and Chanukah reminds us of the many tensions we live with as American Jews. Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, celebrating the freedom and pluralism of our nation, the very attributes that have enabled us to thrive. Like the early pilgrims, Jews arrived on the shores...
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