Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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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By:
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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Abraham H. Foxman
It's unfortunate that critics of my Nov. 3 speech set up a number of straw men in condemnation of my speech warning about certain efforts to Christianize America. For example, by pointing out the various Muslim anti-Jewish activities during the week I made my remarks, David Klinghoffer suggests I'm focusing on the wrong threat. In fact, the Anti-Defamation League has...
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The Planner's Perspective
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LAWRENCE CHANE
This bimonthly column, written by members of the Estate Planners Advisory Committee of the Federation Endowments Corporation, offers advice on insurance, estate, tax and investment planning opportunities to help both you and the community. The recently enacted Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act allows increased charitable deductions through the end of 2005. This applies to charitable cash gifts made by individuals...
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