Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

By:
Daniella Wexler
When I returned to campus from last week's AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., my friend Elliott's mother was in town. Elliott is a religious Protestant, and because I am traditional Jew, our friendship is a bit unconventional. One night, we all sat down for dinner, and before I unfolded my napkin, the topic of religion had been broached. Elliott's...
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By:
Adam Levick
It was March 2006, my first time in Israel. Shabbat had just arrived and, with a gentle breeze at my back, I tentatively approached the Western Wall. I had recently taken the first steps toward observance, and though I was anticipating a journey filled with joy and meaning, my life till then hadn't prepared me for the emotion that took...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stumped the pundits this week, welcoming negotiations with the Palestinians, giving tacit support to a congressional letter calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and appointing a widely respected moderate as his ambassador to the United States. His pledge that he is committed to negotiations with the Palestinians was made via satellite to...
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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
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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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