Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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Uriel Palti
This has been a difficult time for all of us, both in Israel, and in the greater Philadelphia area. On Aug. 1, we learned of the death of First Sgt. Michael Levin, a Philadelphia native who was heroically killed in battle with Hezbollah in Aita al-Sha'ab in Lebanon. In each generation stand the heroes of the Jewish people and the...
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Frimet Roth
With war raging against Hezbollah, it's easy to overlook Israel's other threat. The events five years ago provide a stark reminder of the enemy across our southern border: Hamas. On Aug. 9, 2001, two Palestinian Arabs, Izzadin al-Masri, the 22-year-old son of a well-to-do restaurateur, and Ahlam Tamimi, a 20-year-old university student and part-time journalist, set out. Hamas had trained...
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Media Cl​ippings
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I've just caught up with one of the cleverest pieces I've read in months, Louis Menand's "Talk of the Town" article in the June 26 New Yorker about cell-phone ring tones and what they say about aging ears. It seems there's a certain sound that can't be heard by most of those over 20. As Menand explained it, "the tone...
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Stu Goldman
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Michael Levin's sacrifice is a stark contrast to contemporary American Jewish culture
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This week, a family in Bucks County is facing the ultimate tragedy. The Levins have lost their son, Michael, a 22-year-old graduate of Council Rock High School, who was killed in Lebanon on Aug. 1 while serving with the Israel Defense Force. The Levins are not alone in their grief. Dozens of Israeli families have also been faced with the...
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