Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776

By:
Elaine Katz
Why are some people able to accept a gift gracefully and others do not know how?
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An opinion writer is criticized for being wrong on Obama and Iran and another letter writer asks if anyone really cares about Penn State football.
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We Jews are no stranger to the notion of giving thanks. The observant among us recite such blessings many times each day, beginning with a morning prayer thanking God for enabling us to wake up. For others, prayerful thanks come somewhat less frequently, perhaps with a blessing over a Shabbat meal or a Shehecheyanu, expressing appreciation for having reached a...
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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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