Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Iyyar 23, 5776

If you're among the fortunate, your children are off at overnight camp having the time of their lives. Even better, they're spending this record-hot summer soaking up the joys of Judaism along with the rays of the sun. But not all of us -- and our kids -- are so fortunate. Enrollment has remained steady at many of the Jewish...
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They've​ Misjudged Which Party Remains in Denial I took offense at the opinion piece "Denial When It Comes to Israeli Actions" (July 8) by Jeremy Ben-Ami and Debra DeLee. The authors argue that supporters of Israel live in denial because they believe Israel seeks peace. They also suggest that Israel has brought Palestinian intransigence onto itself. This is total nonsense...
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By:
Marc E. Keller
I was fortunate to participate in a program that brings young American Jews to visit Germany. I use the word "fortunate" deliberately, knowing that many Jews view a trip there with unease, even revulsion. "I know that they are the Jews' best friends in Europe," a friend told me, referring to Germans, "but I just don't want to ever go...
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By:
Michael Oren
Israel's interception of the flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade has been the focus of massive international attention -- and condemnation. In the melee of interviews, editorials and images, the basic facts of the incident have often been obscured. Segments of the American Jewish community were rendered confused and bereft of answers. Why, many asked, did Israel have to...
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It's hard not to be moved by the annual Fourth of July images of new Americans becoming official citizens of their newly adopted country. The media is filled with poignant stories of the often-turbulent, sometimes heroic path of those, like generations before them, who came seeking a better life. But this year's Independence Day citizenship ceremonies came amid the harsh...
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