Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Praise for the Students Who Stood Up to Hatred I arrived at the Israel@60 parade on the Parkway at the same moment that students of Barrack Hebrew Academy (formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy) were passing the "small group of black-clad demonstrators protesting the existence of the State of Israel" (Editorial: "Hate for Israel Can't Rain on Our Parade," May 22). The...
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By:
Elliot Jager
This past month brought two more reasons -- if any were needed -- to bolster the case for disbanding Israel's established "church" and its ultra-Orthodox curia. The first was the ruling by a panel of High Rabbinical Court judges upholding an earlier decision by the Ashdod rabbinical court that retroactively annulled a 15-year-old conversion to Judaism by Rabbi Haim Druckman,...
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By:
Jon Erlbaum
Imagine you were the recipient of a priceless super-computer, possessing the technology to help you make wondrous advances on behalf of humankind. There's only one problem: the great super-genius who created this technology gifted it to you without including an instruction manual. No customer support Web site, no online training videos, no FAQ links -- just a few blogs by...
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Victims of Terror Deserve Coverage in 'Exponent' Earlier this month, two Jews -- Shuli Katz and Jimmy Kdoshim -- were murdered in cold blood in Israel. They were the victims of Palestinian terrorist rockets fired from Gaza. I read through the May 15 Jewish Exponent twice, hoping to see their names and read about who these people were. I was...
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David Kimche
The announcement of peace negotiations between Damascus and Jerusalem must be viewed against the backdrop of Syria's relations with Iran. Was the announcement coordinated with Tehran? Did it have Iran's blessing? Or should it be seen as an opening move by Damascus to weaken Iran's grip on Syria? Israelis naturally view Iran's danger to us principally through its efforts to...
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