Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

For Israel, Hope Persists Despite All the Threats This is an open letter to the Philadelphia Jewish community: Each year that we mark the rebirth of the Jewish state after long centuries of exile is a great cause for celebration. On May 14th, 1948, the day the British Mandate expired, the new Jewish state was established with the signing of...
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The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
By:
Matthew Brooks
As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it's important to make a candid assessment of the president's actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we seen so far? As Iran continues to work feverishly to acquire nuclear...
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The Obama Administration's First 100 Days
By:
Marc R. Stanley
During his first 100 days in office, the U.S. Jewish community has already taken great pleasure with the performance of President Barack Obama. He has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the Jewish community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential seder, creating strong outreach with our community, and working on key domestic and international issues...
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It is a travesty that 61 years after its creation, Israel is still being forced to justify its existence as a Jewish state. When the United Nations mandated the partition of Palestine into two states in November 1947, its declared intention was to divide the land into "independent Arab and Jewish states." Israel declared its independence six months later and...
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Why Give Space to This Particular Letter-Writer? I participate actively in a local Jewish/Christian interfaith dialogue group. While members often express diverse -- even irreconcilable -- theological beliefs on difficult issues, we exist to find common ground when possible and to promote mutual respect. I question the judgment of the Jewish Exponent, therefore, in offering a forum to someone calling...
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