Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

One year after a federal raid on the nation's largest kosher meat-packing plant, the Jewish community is rightly engaged in constructive dialogue about just what it means to be kosher. The May 12, 2008 raid nabbed 389 undocumented workers at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa. The owners of the plant face charges of labor violations, money-laundering and immigration fraud...
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The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
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Marc R. Stanley
During his first 100 days in office, the U.S. Jewish community has already taken great pleasure with the performance of President Barack Obama. He has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the Jewish community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential seder, creating strong outreach with our community, and working on key domestic and international issues...
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The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
By:
Matthew Brooks
As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it's important to make a candid assessment of the president's actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we seen so far? As Iran continues to work feverishly to acquire nuclear...
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For Israel, Hope Persists Despite All the Threats This is an open letter to the Philadelphia Jewish community: Each year that we mark the rebirth of the Jewish state after long centuries of exile is a great cause for celebration. On May 14th, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state was established with the signing of...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stumped the pundits this week, welcoming negotiations with the Palestinians, giving tacit support to a congressional letter calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and appointing a widely respected moderate as his ambassador to the United States. His pledge that he is committed to negotiations with the Palestinians was made via satellite to...
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