Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Media Clippings Whenever intellectual quarterlies approach the issue of Israel -- and especially if it's a journal I admire -- I tend to cringe. Such was the case when I picked up a recent volume of Salmagundi . On the cover, I read the words Zionism and Apartheid , which was the headline affixed to an essay by Derek Cohen...
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Departing Consul Thanks Philadelphia Community In the Jewish tradition, in the Talmud, it says: Potchim bi'chvoda shel aa'ch'sanya , which means in English: "We open by praising the host." As I prepare to return to my home in Israel, after serving four years as Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, I must praise my...
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Barbara Ribakove Gordon
The cold, rainy season in northwestern Ethiopia is at its peak, adding to the misery of thousands of Jews who recently have learned that Israel intends to abandon them in Ethiopia, and that funds essential to their survival have run out. When the rains stop and malaria mosquitoes breed in the puddles, some of the most poorly nourished -- usually...
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Danny Adeno Abebe
The 125,000 Ethiopians who live in Israel immigrated here in dribs and drabs. When Ethiopians first started coming to Israel in the 1970s, some members of Israel's political elite referred to us as "temporary migrant workers." Things began to change only during the waves of aliyah in the 1980s, under Menachem Begin's Likud government. The biggest of all was Operation...
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Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe
The screams and wailing could be heard as far as the distant parking lot. A young orphan, I was frightened by the noise. I clung to my mother's and uncle's hands as we left the lot and neared the graves. Gazing through the iron gates of the cemetery, I could see the sources of the cries huddled in groups around...
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