Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day found my husband and me nursing aching calves and sore backs. The effects of rambunctious sledding? Daredevil skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire? Not this time. We spent that week de-cluttering my mother's Bronx apartment. She and my father moved there when I was 2. Our aching backs were the result...
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What Would She Consider 'Reasonable Response'? In a recent article, "Demonstration Takes Place Against Israel," in the Jan. 1 issue, you reported: "What Israel is doing now, in Gaza, is unjust," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman, religious leader of Congregation Mishkan Shalom, who spoke from the podium. She did make a point that she was not representing the synagogue: "I believe...
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By:
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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