Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776

The purchase last month of a new campus site for Jewish communal activity on the Main Line was notable largely for the fact that the Akiba Hebrew Academy will move there in a year. Yet this fait accompli is important for more than this one school. The decision by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia to acquire the Delaware County...
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The inauguration of a new president of Israel last week was filled with symbolism. The election of Shimon Peres, a man who has served his country in virtually every possible manner over the last six decades, is an appropriate end point to a long and distinguished career. There are those who will always deride Peres for his undimmed support for...
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Fear About Iran Won't Change Political Equation Jonathan S. Tobin is right about one thing: The overwhelming majority of Jews will vote for the Democrats next year (A Matter of Opinion: "Pandering Won't Be Enough," July 5). The reason is that they want a president and a Congress that will pull us out of a disastrous war in Iraq and...
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Stu Goldman
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David Rosen
The directive issued last week by Pope Benedict XVI concerning the use of the traditional Catholic Latin ("Tridentine") Mass has led to some extreme reactions. As a result, there have been suggestions -- echoed uncritically in the media -- that there is some kind of new Catholic initiative for the conversion of Jews, and that Jewish-Catholic relations are regressing. This...
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