Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

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Andrew Silow-Carroll
Nothing I am going to write about Barack Obama and his controversial pastor -- check that, former pastor -- will help you better understand the issue than what Obama himself has to say on the subject. So I urge you to read the speech he gave last week in Philadelphia. Many Jews are going to focus on his brief remarks...
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Media Clippings
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Even as newspaper-lovers continue buying their favorite publications each morning and pouring over them during their commutes, the news emanating from the industry is dour indeed. An article in the Feb. 7 New York Times had nothing but bad news from the headline on down (and this was before real recession fears had set in). "Paper Cuts" was the article's...
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Stu Goldman
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Outreach? Yes, but Also Prioritize Education I read Gary Tobin's article, "America's Filled with Potential" (Opinions, March 6) with great interest. As a pulpit rabbi for 53 years, I had a dual approach to intermarriage. The issue is not resistance or acceptance. It is both -- respectful resistance before the marriage and drawing the couple close afterward. Where possible, I...
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Purim is the quintessential Diaspora holiday. Its popularity is not only based in its tradition of carnival-like celebration but also because its story tells of Jews who struggle with the dilemma of life as a minority amid a not-always-friendly host country. This is a narrative that has spoken loudly to embattled Jews throughout the long centuries of oppression. Ours is...
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