Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

By:
Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons
Last week's fatal shooting of a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., was an American tragedy. It was a tragedy that hurts every bone in the body of this country. Although we have lived through many tragedies before, each one hurts like it was the first one. But in every one, there is a...
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Day Schools Achieve More Than Just Scholastics I agree with David Magerman's piece ("An Investment for the Future -- Specifically, the Jewish Future," June 11) in which he endorses a communal plan by which the Philadelphia Jewish community will collectively support Jewish education, primarily day schools. As a rising sophomore at a Modern Orthodox day school, I have come to...
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Benjamin Netanyahu took an important and courageous first step in declaring before the world his support for a Palestinian state. Anyone who seeks peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors knows that such a state must be at the center of any final peace deal. Although articulating the position long held by most Israelis may seem like an obvious and...
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Story Misconstrued Goals of Program at Har Zion The cover story "Confirming Their Future" by Melissa Jacobs, which appeared in the May 28 Jewish Exponent, misrepresented the attitude and philosophy of our clergy, principals and lay leadership toward Jewish education at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. As vice president of education and youth at Har Zion, I found it...
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By:
Eric Trager
During his landmark address to the Muslim world last week, President Barack Obama sought to provide an evenhanded account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that emphasized both sides' historic sufferings. Obama appeared to believe that his tone alone would force Israelis and Palestinians to understand each other's pain -- an important step in preparing both for compromise. Yet Obama failed in...
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