Opinion

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Letters to the Editor Week of Nov. 23, 2005

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High School Text Presents Biased Portrait of Conflict In light of the recent series in the Jewish Exponent about the content of American educational materials...

A Time to Give Thanks

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Thanksgiving is a holiday virtually all Americans observe and enjoy. And yet, there is still a lingering doubt on the part of some as...

Can the Center Hold?

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The news that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to bolt from the Likud Party to establish his own "National Responsibility" slate is an...

Whom Do We Really Fear? GOP and Dems take aim at Jewish vote with...

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In a time in which vicious partisanship is the order of the day, any respite from the bear-baiting that passes as debate between Republicans...

Media Clippings: Mr. Manners

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There must be something in the air, thank goodness. A few weeks ago, Lynne Truss published her new book, Talk to the Hand: The...
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What They Are Saying Week of Nov. 23, 2005

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Bush Misses the Opportunity to Push for Real Peace Columnist Joel Mowbray writes on www.Townhall.com on Nov. 18 that the threat of radical Islam is...

Priority No. 1: Helping a Country Clean Up Its (Industrial) Act

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An industrial park pervaded by the rotten-egg stench of chemicals is hardly an ideal place for most people. But for Andrew Seligman, a U.S.-government-sponsored...
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Philly Rabbis Discuss Homeland Television Series

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The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires...
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Politically Holier Than Thou

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Though it seems as if the last national election ended the day before yesterday, the next grand tilt between our two major parties is...
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Reflections on Two Years of Blogging About Shabbat

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A local Jewish professional and mother reflects on two years of blogging about Shabbat, closing that project but continuing her work as an advice...