Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

When we sit down to our seders next week, this year, as always, the central character of the Exodus story will be missing from the Haggadah. For many commentators, Moses' absence from the retelling of our journey from slavery to freedom only enhances his stature as one of the great Jewish leaders of all time. There are various explanations for...
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Ted Mann
EDITOR'S NOTE: March 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Retired Philadelphia attorney Ted Mann, who was the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the time, recalls his front-row seat as the drama unfolded. This column marks the introduction of a new Exponent feature, 'First...
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By:
Stefanie Makar Weiner
There will be more room at my family's seder table this year. We'll stretch out our legs as we retell of our ancestors' Exodus from Egypt. We'll spread out and recline like freed people as we recall our years as slaves to Pharaoh. This year, our elbows won't knock our neighbor's when we slurp our matzah-ball soup. So, what makes...
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By:
Jonathan Schanzer
Palestinian spokesmen announced last week that talks between the warring Hamas and Fatah factions broke down in Cairo, and failed to produce a national unity government. With heads hung low, Egyptian mediators told the factions' representatives to return to their respective fiefdoms in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip until a new round of diplomacy is announced. Hamas has...
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Rabbi Profile Distorts Facts, Divides Community The Jewish Exponent does the community no favors in its profile of Rabbi Shmuel Jablon ("New Torah Academy Principal Makes a 'Pitch' for Inclusion," March 19). The Torah Academy community has had the great merit to have at its helm men of great integrity. Both former leader Rabbi Joshua Levy and current Rabbi Jablon...
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