Saturday, July 30, 2016 Tammuz 24, 5776

By:
Morton Klein
Is J Street really a pro-Israel group? The lobbying organization never tires of claiming it is. Yet what pro-Israel group would invite a man to speak at its upcoming conference who's called for Israel's destruction, stating that "the establishment by force, violence and terrorism of a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948" was "a crime," and has vowed to "work...
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By:
Rabbi Andrew Sacks
As we begin the New Year, 5770, the Jewish community can only ponder what lies in store for Israel. Will this be a year free of war? Will we thrill to the long-awaited return of Gilad Shalit, the kidnapped Israel Defense Force soldier held in captivity by Hamas? Will the economy turn around? Will we be blessed by the arrival...
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By:
Uri Monson
"Who graciously bestows favor as He has bestowed favor on me." This section of Birkat Hagomel -- the prayer said after someone has recovered from illness or avoided a catastrophe -- was probably on the minds of some in the city this past weekend, as it narrowly avoided the implementation of severe budget cuts. But before bensching Gomel, we need...
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Disservice Done to the Best-Kept Secret in Bucks Regarding the recent cover story by Bryan Schwartzman ("The Writing's on the Wall," Aug. 27), we are now absolutely certain that our congregation is the best-kept secret in Lower Bucks County. In focusing only on a few synagogues, the story did a disservice to those of us who for years have been...
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The annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly is beginning to feel like a sequel to a really bad horror movie. True to form, the main villain of the past several years -- in the guise of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- is once again taking center stage. The Iranian demagogue is enjoying what he seeks most...
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