Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

The chasm between mainstream academia and main street America grows -
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The cliché about academic politics is that it is so bitter because the stakes are so meaningless. That old saw remains true as far as the rivalries that afflict the competition for advancement at any college or university. But the impact of America's tenured radicals on our nation's politics is not quite so trivial. Hence the firestorm that rained down...
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Agency Works Hard to Aid Needy Palestinians Jonathan Tobin appears content to regurgitate hackneyed allegations that have been proven wrong many times over (A Matter of Opinion: "Pull the Plug on UNRWA," March 16). Countries funding UNRWA rightly scrutinize its expenditure very closely, and external reviews and audits take place continuously, including by the U.S. General Accounting Office. Far from...
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Six years ago, riding the quest of the expansion of Jewish day-school enrollment around the country, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School opened a branch in Bucks county. With the general population of the once pastoral county swelled by those leaving Philadelphia and the inner ring of suburbs, Bucks was growing. Pastures were rapidly being turned into home...
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Rabbi David Forman
The liberal Jewish community finds itself in a bind. The only trouble is that it does not know it. Liberal Jews in America are so wedded to their ideological positions that the sweeping historical events which have recently overtaken the Middle East seem to have had little effect on their mindset. I have been on a lecture tour throughout the...
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Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
The recent Hamas election victory that secured the majority of seats in the Palestinian legislature poses a dilemma for the supporters of Israel. Hamas is committed in its charter to the destruction of Israel and to acts of violence, yet it is the legitimate government of the Palestinian Authority. We are committed to a safe and secure Israeli state, and...
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