Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

By:
Elliot J. Rosen
As another Yom Hashoah nears, it is important to recognize that each year, there will be fewer alive who were witnesses to that horror in history. During my years as a funeral director, I've agonized over watching the growing number of Holocaust survivors fade rapidly from our midst. Many of us fixate on the 6 million men, women and children...
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Who would have imagined that there would be a Jewish angle to the sex-abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church? Yet here we are, still reeling from the stunning pronouncement by the pope's preacher comparing the scrutiny of the Vatican to collective violence against Jews through the ages. The comparison was irresponsible at best, pernicious at worst. That it would happen...
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Who would have imagined that there would be a Jewish angle to the sex-abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church? Yet here we are, still reeling from the stunning pronouncement by the pope's preacher comparing the scrutiny of the Vatican to collective violence against Jews through the ages. The comparison was irresponsible at best, pernicious at worst. That it would happen...
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Torah Was Given to All, Not Just to the Haredi Rabbi Julie Schonfeld's opinion piece, "Deciphering a New Equation in Israel-Diaspora Relations," in the April 1 issue is spot on in highlighting the need to stand up to the attempt by the exclusionary haredi black-hat culture to impose its "fundamentalism" upon Israeli society. Since when is stringency the hallmark of...
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With Passover fresh in President Barack Obama's mind this week, he would do well to remember that 3,500 years after our liberation from Egypt, the Jewish people aren't about to willingly retreat back to the wilderness. This is a season that inspires our historical memory, reminding us of the persistence needed -- and the obstacles overcome -- before our ancestors...
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