Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

It's back-to-school time, ushering in the predictable mix of anticipation and anxiety that fills the end-of-summer air once Labor Day approaches. But there's something else going on this year that threatens the normalcy of our kids' classrooms. Educational institutions across the country will be ringing in the new academic year facing the duel challenge of economic shortfalls and medical pitfalls...
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Remember the images of newsboys hawking papers on city streets? Well, those guys are grown-up; they're old men. And their customers? They're not even around anymore. As for their medium, that's now a source of news itself these days. A month doesn't go by without someone sounding the death knell of newspapers. We hear it in the form of Chapter...
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Make No Mistake; It's Not About Rush Limbaugh! Menachem Rosensaft's strident tirade against Rush Limbaugh (Opinions: "Where's the Outcry Over Limbaugh's Ludicrousness?") in the Aug. 20 issue of the Jewish Exponent reflects a left-wing extremism in America today. Make no mistake about it --this is not about Rush. He is not the Republican Party, but just a hated symbol. The...
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By:
Jay Tcath
The support of the world's only superpower for the world's only Jewish state is a priceless asset for Israel. Sustaining that support, especially among the 98 percent of Americans who aren't Jewish, is a sacred trust for American Jews. Despite massive Israel-advocacy efforts in the realm of media, politics and intergroup relations, the Jewish community is leaving a massive stone...
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Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Fishing is a funny thing -- sometimes, you end up reeling in a catch you regret, no matter how much right-wing pundits like Dick Morris try to spin things. That seems to be the case with a recent poll conducted by the conservative Christian group, the Traditional Values Coalition, surveying American Jews aligned with the Democratic Party. So why would...
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