Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Bush Critic Says Prez Now Deserves Jews' Praise President George W. Bush deserves the Jewish community's appreciation for his stalwart support of Israel's current actions in Gaza. The Israeli government is taking necessary moves against Hamas and merits international support, and here the president has taken the lead in standing behind Israel. This is coming from one who has been...
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Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday will mark the end of one very long road and the beginning of another. His historic ascent to the highest office in the land comes as our nation and our world face their gravest challenges in decades. Jan. 20 will also, hopefully, close the door to a period of political divisiveness that at times unsettled...
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No one in Israel wanted the war that is raging in Gaza, yet most Israelis understood that there was no choice. No Israelis wanted their sons or husbands or fathers dragged back into the quagmire from which the country had so painfully extricated itself 31/2 years ago. So it is the height of irony that Israel is being vilified in...
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Who says you can't go home again? As the new executive editor of the Jewish Exponent, I am thrilled to be returning to my journalistic roots, the very newspaper where I began my career 25 years ago. The Exponent is where my passion for Jewish affairs and journalism converged; it's where I evolved from college intern to cub reporter to...
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Faye Bittker
Beersheva, Israel — War in Israel just happens. You go to bed one night worried about the Bernard Madoff scandal and wake up the next day in a different reality. It is a reality where you find friends crying in their offices because sons/husbands/daughters -- does it really matter which? -- just received an emergency call-up notice to the army;...
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