Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775

By:
Marc E. Keller
I was fortunate to participate in a program that brings young American Jews to visit Germany. I use the word "fortunate" deliberately, knowing that many Jews view a trip there with unease, even revulsion. "I know that they are the Jews' best friends in Europe," a friend told me, referring to Germans, "but I just don't want to ever go...
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By:
Michael Oren
Israel's interception of the flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade has been the focus of massive international attention -- and condemnation. In the melee of interviews, editorials and images, the basic facts of the incident have often been obscured. Segments of the American Jewish community were rendered confused and bereft of answers. Why, many asked, did Israel have to...
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It's hard not to be moved by the annual Fourth of July images of new Americans becoming official citizens of their newly adopted country. The media is filled with poignant stories of the often-turbulent, sometimes heroic path of those, like generations before them, who came seeking a better life. But this year's Independence Day citizenship ceremonies came amid the harsh...
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Correcting the Record on More Than One Level In the July 1 issue of the Jewish Exponent, I was quoted in an advertisement paid for by the organization known as "Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin." The ad references a 2007 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about Rep. Joe Sestak's keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
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By:
Jeremy Ben-Ami and Debra DeLee
Some people see the world not as it is, but as they would like it to be. Psychologists have a term for this: They call it living in denial. Sadly, denial colors the way too many leaders of established institutions in the American Jewish community look at Israel when it comes to matters of peace. Decades of telling and retelling...
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