Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Saul Singer
Eight months ago, I wrote a column calling for a Jewish Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, someone who would dedicate their mega-fortune to saving the Jewish people -- and specifically to fully funding the Birthright Israel program. My dream is coming true. Sheldon Adelson is stepping up to the plate. Adelson, the son of a Boston cab driver, may be...
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By:
Steven M. Cohen
Not many years ago, it was taken as axiomatic that intermarriage constitutes a significant threat to Jewish continuity. For individual families, we understood that more often than not, the children of the intermarried would be raised as non-Jews. And since intermarrying Jews have fewer children -- and because most of their children won't identify as Jews -- intermarriage implied fewer...
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Drawing the wrong conclusions about Iraq shouldn't lead us to worse mistakes on Iran
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The passage last week in the U.S. House of Representatives of a nonbinding resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq was pure symbolism. But in modern war, such symbolism is often as powerful as an exploding car bomb. Whatever its ultimate place in the account of the stunning decline in American public support for this war, it does serve as...
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to be commended for her energy and effort, if nothing else, for her dogged determination to carry through with a three-way summit this week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem. However, it remains to be seen what -- other than a futile attempt to mollify administration critics who continue to claim that Washington...
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The Closing of 'Inquirer' Foreign Bureau: Not Bad The Jewish Exponent assessed The Philadelphia Inquirer's impending closure of its Jerusalem bureau as "a mixed bag" for Israel's supporters (Editorial: "Bad News for News," Feb. 8). On the contrary, it's a wholly wholesome development for the Jewish and general communities in Philadelphia. The Exponent's concern that Associated Press articles "will replace...
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