Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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In a time in which vicious partisanship is the order of the day, any respite from the bear-baiting that passes as debate between Republicans and Democrats is a blessing. And so when more than 700 people gathered in downtown Philadelphia for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee "Salute to Congress" gala, the bipartisan spirit of the event added to the...
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The news that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to bolt from the Likud Party to establish his own "National Responsibility" slate is an earthquake in Israeli politics. For many American Jews who have long deplored the intense polarization of Israeli politics and the impact that this divide has had on American Jewry, the prospect of a centrist triumph is...
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Thanksgiving is a holiday virtually all Americans observe and enjoy. And yet, there is still a lingering doubt on the part of some as to the role that religion can or should play in the festivities. That is a particularly interesting conundrum for religious minorities such as Jews, who rightly seek to maintain a distinction between the faith of the...
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High School Text Presents Biased Portrait of Conflict In light of the recent series in the Jewish Exponent about the content of American educational materials about Islam and the Middle East ("Islam and Education," Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10), we thought your readers would be interested in an analysis of a current text by two retired social-studies teachers:...
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David Klinghoffer
Devoted to fighting anti-Jewish bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League is America's most influential Jewish group. So what are we to make of the air of unreality in the ADL's public statements about Christians? Consider the recent address by Abraham Foxman, the ADL's national director, at the group's annual meeting, in which he called for a response to a growing threat. Foxman...
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