Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

No Need to Ask for Any Sort of Special Protection In response to the article "Legislation to Protect Students From Anti-Semitic Harassment" (Editorial & Opinions, Oct. 7), I object to special legislation singling out Jews as a minority group. The assault by a shopping cart, the destruction of a Holocaust memorial and the painting of swastikas should be prosecuted under...
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The "establishment" versus the "grassroots." The old divisions that once clearly delineated -- and divided -- the Jewish landscape have long been evaporating. But a recently released study about the next generation of Jewish leaders provides valuable new insight into how those worlds align, collaborate and sometimes collide. Anyone interested in understanding the dynamics at play among our future leaders...
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Israeli leaders were right to quickly condemn the arson at a West Bank mosque this week, presumed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists seeking to derail the fledgling peace talks. The Sunday-night incident -- in which the Koran and prayer rugs were burned -- was thought to be the latest so-called "price tag" operation aimed at pressuring the Israel government...
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Israeli leaders were right to quickly condemn the arson at a West Bank mosque this week, presumed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists seeking to derail the fledgling peace talks. The Sunday-night incident -- in which the Koran and prayer rugs were burned -- was thought to be the latest so-called "price tag" operation aimed at pressuring the Israel government...
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Politics in the Synagogue? It's Part of Our Heritage! The Sept. 9 cover story asks whether shul is the proper place for politics. You might as well have asked whether Abington Friends is an appropriate venue for the Junior Jewish Basketball League, where my children once played. We are reminded of our revolutionary origins every time we sing the "Mi...
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