Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

As Jerusalem takes controversial steps for peace by releasing more Palestinian prisoners, those who oppose any deal with the Jewish state step up their violent attempts to derail it.
Local leader Sam Katz shares his outrage on the American Studies Association's decision to pass a vote to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
A reader wonders why our parenting blogger feels the need to lament the lure of Christmas, an advocate for Holocaust education urges everyone to lobby legislators for a state law, and another reader offers more details about the so-called 'Jewish cardinal.'
On the five-year anniversary of the war Israel launched to retaliate against rocket attacks from Hamas, Exponent staffer and Mount Airy native Amishai Gottlieb recalls his brief but harrowing experience on the front lines.
The decision by the American Studies Association to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions is an act of hypocrisy, indecency and stupidity.

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