Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

By:
David Magerman
Editor's Note: Debra and David Magerman were honored last month for their support of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. The following is an excerpt of David Magerman's address to the gathering. People often ask me why we have gotten so involved in supporting Jewish day schools. After all, neither of us went to day school ourselves. And...
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By:
Theodore Mann
Is there anyone who can provide a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that is not based on the creation of two separate states -- one Israeli and one Palestinian? This is what our new president is trying to bring about. To get a negotiation going, he insists that Israel stop building new settlements or expanding settlements that already exist. He's...
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By:
Eric Trager
During his landmark address to the Muslim world last week, President Barack Obama sought to provide an evenhanded account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that emphasized both sides' historic sufferings. Obama appeared to believe that his tone alone would force Israelis and Palestinians to understand each other's pain -- an important step in preparing both for compromise. Yet Obama failed in...
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Story Misconstrued Goals of Program at Har Zion The cover story "Confirming Their Future" by Melissa Jacobs, which appeared in the May 28 Jewish Exponent, misrepresented the attitude and philosophy of our clergy, principals and lay leadership toward Jewish education at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. As vice president of education and youth at Har Zion, I found it...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Let's start with the good news: 2008 charitable giving by Americans declined by only 2 percent from 2007, which had marked the strongest year for philanthropy this nation ever saw. According to Giving USA, which this week released the results of its annual report, Americans contributed a total of $307.65 billion to charitable causes. The bad news is that with...
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