Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

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Gary Tobin
A study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that Americans are switching religions more than ever. As many as one of every two adults does not practice the religion in which they were born or raised. Evangelical and nondenominational Protestantism are the big winners. Catholicism and mainline Protestants are the big losers. As an aging religious...
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Advertisements Do Not Belong on the Front Page The front page of the Feb. 21 issue of the Jewish Exponent carried three major news items: 1) Hezbollah's new threats, 2) The future for the Jews of Kosovo, and 3) The willingness of Govberg Jewelers to buy unwanted jewelry. Wait a moment! That last item was an advertisement. Given the amount...
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Judging by the headlines -- and indeed, the tenor -- of most of the coverage of the last week's stories on Middle East violence in the media, Americans might not be blamed for merely shrugging their shoulders, wondering why those foolish Israelis and Palestinians keep getting sucked into the same pointless cycle of violence again and again. For the most...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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The impact of the writer who chased the anti-Semites out of mainstream politics
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
Was there any major American personality in the last half-century who seemed more remote from the sensibilities of most American Jews than William F. Buckley? Buckley, who passed away last week at the age of 83, was the fervent Catholic patrician whose work helped create the modern American conservative movement in the 1950s at a time when nothing could have...
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