Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

The Problem Is How You Define a 'Just Peace' I write in strong opposition to the letter from Susan Landau of the Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace ("A Jewish Activist Calls for Peace and Justice," May 7). The very name of this group implies that those of us who do not agree with it do not believe in a...
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By:
Paul Golin
Did you ever get a free sample of an energy drink or skin cream that you previously never tried, and now purchase regularly? How about signing up for a free trial -- "cancel any time with no obligation!" -- only to enjoy the magazine or gym-club membership so much that you now renew the subscription annually without thinking twice? Conversely,...
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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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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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