Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Because You Didn't See It Isn't Proof of Anything Harry Leibson's spectacularly self-righteous comments on a recent news report about sexual abuse by a rabbi are an example of what is dismally amiss in the contemporary Orthodox world (Letters: " 'Exponent' Owes Rabbi a Very Public Apology," Oct.15). He insists that "it is against Jewish law to embarrass a rabbi...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Hillary Rodham Clinton's rescue mission over the weekend to breathe life into the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process was either a failure or a success, depending on who's telling the story. The secretary of state made a quick stop in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to press Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to drop his demand for a total settlement construction freeze and...
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Let's hope that the U.S. Congress musters the votes for Iran sanctions legislation quicker than it was able to push through expanded hate-crimes legislation. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that passed the U.S. Senate last week was 10 years in the making. Long a top priority of Jewish communal organizations and hailed by such...
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Perelman's Participation: It's Missing From Story Several weeks ago, the Jewish Exponent ran an "in-depth" article about the i-Center experience (Nation & World: "To Teach Effectively About Israel, Talk About Everything but 'Israel,' " Oct. 1). The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School sent five teachers and a rabbi to this amazing kallah. As a general-studies teacher, I was...
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By:
Howie Beigelman
It's an "off year" in the political calendar, with just three races of any import in the entire country -- all in locales with sizable Jewish populations. Statehouses in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as New York's City Hall, are up for grabs. New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting for a third term in office, not only...
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