Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

By:
Joshua Davidson
When my grandfather arrived at Ellis Island, Davidovich became Davidson on the spot, Chatche became Harry, and Grandpa became an American. Hearing that a city called Detroit needed workers so badly that they were paying $5 per day, he traveled to toil at the Ford factory. At night, he apprenticed for his plumber's license. That series of entrances added up...
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By:
Edwin Black
Adolf Hitler was completely responsible for the Holocaust. But Hitler had help. When Nazis waged war against an imaginary Jewish conspiracy, when they created ghastly extermination plans so that their master race would rule the world, when the German military smashed across Europe with lightning speed, when Josef Mengele undertook heinous medical experiments on twins in Auschwitz, and when the...
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No Sign of a Recession at This Passover Table I recently read Stefanie Makar Weiner's opinion piece in the March 26 Exponent, titled "Passover Posts First-Quarter Losses: In Search of the Brisket Bailout," and totally disagree with her assertion that the global recession has affected the quality of Passover or the seders in this area. In fact, our seders will...
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Israel and the West have much at stake in Turkey, which is why President Barack Obama's visit there this week was watched so closely. Turkey sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, a secular democracy with a Muslim majority, some of whom worry that an Islamic state could displace the status quo. Obama used his address to the Turkish...
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By:
Lauren Bastien
Remembering is fundamentally important to Jews, from the pre-biblical days to the present. We remember at Purim; we remember at Yom Kippur; we remember on Yom Hashoah. And on Passover, we are commanded to remember when we were strangers in Egypt, our Exodus and subsequent freedom. As Jews, being the "stranger" -- the ger -- is central to our identity...
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