Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

To those who think that the Jews and Israel always must fight alone against their enemies, the latest crop of bad news has brought something of a silver lining along with it. The bad news is that the movement within the mainline Protestant churches to push for disinvestment in companies that do business in Israel is growing. Previously, the Presbyterian...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: 'The Downfall' Offers Germans a Way to Get Off the Hook Shalem Center scholar and historian Michael B. Oren writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) June 23 that a new film absolves the German people for the Third Reich: "Israelis are...
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There is nothing better than combining support for a good cause with a good time. That's the point behind the Live 8 rock concert that takes place this weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event, which will be held simultaneously with similar concerts in eight other spots on the globe, is organized by British promoter Sir Bob Geldoff, who...
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The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow certain displays of the Ten Commandments on public property stay and to ban others may strike zealots on both sides of the secular/religious divide as unsatisfactory. But the compromise, achieved by a key vote switch by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, was a commendable effort to strike a balance between the demands...
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Case for Genetic Study Remains Under Debate As a scientist and author who served for 35 years as a professor of engineering and physics at Drexel University, I believe I can add some perspective to the Ashkenazi gene study reported in the Jewish Exponent (Cover story: "Smarter, but Sicker?" June 16). First, "the researchers say they had difficulty finding a...
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