Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

In the last two months, American Jews have responded with appropriate urgency to the call to support Israel in the wake of its war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. For weeks, literally thousands of terrorist missiles rained down on northern Israeli cities, towns and villages. The resulting damage was devastating, physically and emotionally. So, too, was the impact on the nation's...
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By:
Steven L. Friedman and Myles H. Tanenbaum
On Nov. 7, the Jewish community in Pennsylvania faces a challenge and a unique opportunity. Some, of course, will reflexively pull the voting lever for a Democratic Party that no longer represents our interests, but many will choose to support candidates for Congress and the U.S. Senate who truly represent interests of the Jewish community. At the core is the...
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By:
Susan Strom
The morning after the 2004 election, I found myself out on my front lawn pulling up signs for Kerry/ Edwards and weeping into the cold, whipping wind. I confess my thoughts went to another mad person on the heath, King Lear. Like this character from the famous Shakesperian tragedy, I felt utterly helpless. And I wondered: What will it take...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In the fall of 1938, Winston Churchill was aghast after Czechoslovakia lost its territorial integrity following the signing of the Munich agreement. Consequently, in a public broadcast Churchill stated: "We ought not to allow ourselves to be drawn into a theoretical antagonism between Nazidom and democracy, but the antagonism is here now. It is this very conflict of spiritual and...
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Call Them What They Are: Issues of Freedom As a 41-year-old married father who happens to be a Democrat, I take exception to the term "life-style issues" in the Exponent's story about how Jews vote (Cover: "Rise of the 'Culture Wars,' " Oct. 5). I am very pro-Israel. That said, for those who wonder how I, as a Jew, could...
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