Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Tammuz 21, 5776

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Faye Bittker
Beersheva, Israel — War in Israel just happens. You go to bed one night worried about the Bernard Madoff scandal and wake up the next day in a different reality. It is a reality where you find friends crying in their offices because sons/husbands/daughters -- does it really matter which? -- just received an emergency call-up notice to the army;...
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Who says you can't go home again? As the new executive editor of the Jewish Exponent, I am thrilled to be returning to my journalistic roots, the very newspaper where I began my career 25 years ago. The Exponent is where my passion for Jewish affairs and journalism converged; it's where I evolved from college intern to cub reporter to...
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No one in Israel wanted the war that is raging in Gaza, yet most Israelis understood that there was no choice. No Israelis wanted their sons or husbands or fathers dragged back into the quagmire from which the country had so painfully extricated itself 31/2 years ago. So it is the height of irony that Israel is being vilified in...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Earlier this year, when Eliot Spitzer still held the title of America's most shameful governor, I urged the Jewish world to develop a universal standard for measuring the damage done to Jews by disgraced fellow Jews -- what your bubby and mine used to call a shande fer de goyim. At the time, I thought we might calculate the shande...
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By:
Barry Rubin
Nothing is clearer than Hamas' strategy. It gives Israel the choice between rockets and media, while Hamas thinks it is a situation of "We win or you lose." Option A: The Cease-Fire. Hamas agrees to a cease-fire, giving it the peace and quiet needed to build up its army and consolidate its rule over the Gaza Strip. Israel would deliver...
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