Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

By:
Steve Feldman
A local communal leader attended two sprited events recently and found that both were missing an essential element: There was not a single word spoken about the current dangers to Israel’s existence, or the fate of the more than 6 million Jews — and others — who live and travel there.
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A reader points out that several Philly mayors in addition to Michael Nutter have made their way to the Jewish state while a rabbi notes that the organization she's involved with also made an influential online listing of forward-thinking institutions and groups.
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After the weekend talks in Geneva between world powers and Iran failed to produce an agreement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he felt the Obama administration was pursuing “a very bad and dangerous deal.” And he may be right.
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By:
Ira Stoll
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, the author of a book about JFK explains why Jews have their own special reasons to mourn.
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By:
Alan H. Gill, JTA
As the extent of the catastrophe in the island nation grows, a heroic piece of history should be recalled by the Jewish community, writes the CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
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