Monday, February 8, 2016 Shevat 29, 5776

Was It Prejudice or Truth in Review of 'Lebanon'? In his piece titled "On the Lebanon Front: Firing Up Controversial Memories" (Sept. 9), Michael Elkin went far past a mere historical error or simple personal opinion/prejudice, when he declared that the Israeli military knew full well what horrors their Arab Lebanese Maronite allies were committing in the Sabra-Shatilla refugee camps...
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Ed Lion
Shortly after Yom Kippur 70 years ago, my father, grandparents and some 6,000 other Jews were deported from the border region of southwest Germany to internment camps in southern France. For the next 18 months, my father, Kurt Lion, endured deprivation as he nursed his ailing parents first in the Gurs, and later in the Rivesaltes camps. His father, Philip,...
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No One's Turned Away Because They Can't Pay I read with great dismay the article titled " 'Paying to Pray': Can You Get Around That?" (City & Suburb, Sept. 2). This article -- and its offensive headline -- only serves to perpetuate the all-too-prevalent myth that synagogue membership is for High Holiday tickets only. Membership in a synagogue is about...
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Isn't it a bit odd that it's still so difficult to find a seat in synagogue on the High Holidays? With all the hand-wringing over declining affiliation among American Jewry-- and the survey numbers to back it up -- you'd think that attendance on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur would be down, too. The fact that it's still the place...
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It's going to take a lot of diplomacy -- and more -- to keep the fledgling Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations going. No one expected these talks to be easy, but if the parties are serious, they will persevere despite disagreements that will inevitably arise. Not surprisingly, a huge brouhaha has erupted over Israel's decision not to extend its 10-month moratorium on...
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