Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Leonard Fein
The Hebrew word for "periphery" is periferiah. Last week, in the stunning victory of Amir Peretz over Shimon Peres for the chairmanship of the Labor Party - or, just as accurately, in the stunning loss of Shimon Peres to Amir Peretz - it was the periferiah that moved to Israel's center political stage. The analysts say it is the biggest...
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Is there anything not to like about an eruv? On the face of it, certainly not. But in many places, these symbolic barriers that allow observant Jews to carry items outside their homes on the Sabbath are the subjects of fierce communal battles. In some communities, the idea of an eruv pits Jew vs. Jew, as some secular Jews express...
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Cartoon Shouldn't Portray Fence as a Berlin Wall The Jewish Exponent is a place where you expect to see Arab anti-Israel propaganda exposed and countered, not perpetuated. But your editorial cartoon of Oct. 27 perpetuates the latest "big lie" to come out of the Middle East. Less than 10 percent of the security barrier that Israel is constructing is a...
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With Saudi Accountability Act, Americans take halting steps to face the enemy
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The streets of Parisian suburbs have been burning this week. It remains to be seen just how far-reaching the impact of a virtual revolt against the authority of the French republic by North African Muslim immigrants will be. There are, no doubt, some Americans who will point to the spectacle of a virtual intifada in the heart of European civilization,...
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