Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Local and national Jewish organizations have taken the highly unusual step of actively lobbying for the $800-plus billion economic recovery package that is making its way through Congress. And well they should. Whether we have been touched personally by the economic crisis or not -- and many Jews have, in one way or another -- we, like all Americans, have...
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Reviewer Should Not Use Finkelstein as His Guide Robert Leiter's review of two Holocaust documents -- a diary by Petr Ginz and poetry by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger ("Sometimes It's Best to Let Ghosts Lie Still," Jan. 22), lacked any hint of humanity, compassion, or sense of morality and social justice. His haughty dismissal of the works, without any specific criticisms, left...
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Rabbi Lance J. Sussman
"We are coming," the chorus of a famous Civil War song declares, "coming our union to restore, we are coming, Father Abraham, with 300,000 more." Like hundreds of thousands of other American citizens, Jews in the north rallied around President Lincoln's call to preserve America as one nation during the Civil War. What compelled so many Jews to respond to...
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A pall of uncertainty and despair hangs over Israel as its citizens head to the polls next week to elect a new leader. The enthusiasm and optimism that accompanied the election of Barack Obama, despite the problems he inherited, are nowhere to be found in the streets of Jerusalem, Haifa or Beersheva. Instead, Israelis face a difficult political choice at...
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Paper Ignores Another School Involved in Plan I recently read the cover story "A Tale of Two Initiatives" in the Jan. 29 Jewish Exponent and was a bit dismayed. As director of a Jewish day school in the greater Philadelphia area that's participating in the Kohelet Foundation's initiative (and the only one located in Bucks County), I was surprised to...
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