Opinion

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It’s Time to Stop Arguing and Chart Our Nation’s Future

From both Judaic and non-Judaic philosophy, we know the value of an open mind, the significance of respect for others and the importance of...

The Wrong Address

Here we go again. Summer's not even over yet and the Palestinians are already looking to revive their misguided efforts to find recognition at...
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‘Crowdsourcing’ as Key to the Meaning of Life

Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global...
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Opinion: N.Y.’s Jewish Community Report Can Apply Elsewhere in U.S.

Ira SheskinThe 2011 Jewish Community Study of New York was released earlier this month with some fanfare -- along with a few surprises.After a...

U.S. Must Set Red Lines for Continued Aid to New Egypt June 27, 2012

 The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has made great strides since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year. It surged in popularity, handsomely...

Misguided Menace

  A group in Los Angeles mounts a billboard campaign to halt U.S. aid to Israel. A pension fund divests from Caterpillar Inc. because some...

The Pros and Cons behind the Supreme Court’s Decision – article 2

 In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much...
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The Pros and Cons behind the Supreme Court’s Decision

Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed...

Serving a Larger Purpose

George Washington would likely be astonished to see his words emblazoned on SEPTA bus panels all around town: "To Bigotry No Sanction."But we should...

Here’s What’s Jewish About JEVS These Days

As we at JEVS Human Services celebrate 70 years of service to thousands of people of the Greater Philadelphia community, I don't know how...