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A Plea to Rabbis Amid Butcher Closing: Consider Consequences of Your Actions

A group of rabbis made it impossible for Main Line Kosher Meats to continue. They also made it harder for progressive, well-intentioned Jews like me...
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After School Tragedy, Honor Victims With Action

If we are serious about preventing gun violence, saving lives and, according to the Talmud, saving the world, we need to collectively take a...

Letters Week of Dec. 20, 2012

Lamenting the end of a Main Line kosher butcher and the lack of support for interfaith couples years ago.  Saddened by Closing of Kosher Butcher I...

Letters Week of March 15, 2012

One reader praises Federation's Interfaith Mission while another finds a rabbi's argument about abortion to be disingenuous.   Mission Renews Her Goal to Bring People Together I...

There’s a Perfectly Legal Case for an Israeli Strike on Iran

In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of rogue nations like Iran, an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear...
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Universities and the Jews: It’s a More Important Mixture Than You Might Think

Most people don’t think the fate of Judaism will be decided in the universities. When people talk about “the fate of Judaism,” they usually...

All Eyes on Harrisburg

  With all the crises facing the world, it’s easy to forget about what’s going on in Harrisburg. But with several issues on the table...
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A Proposal for a Weekend of Social Media Silence

How do you broach something so tragic as the Newtown school shooting on Facebook and Twitter? Or do you at all? How do you broach...

Letters Week of Dec. 13, 2012

Praise for leaders of the Soviet Jewry movement, a word of caution about a new book on media bias and a plea to continue...
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What Would Students Protest Today?

Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews....