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Something Smells Rotten in Philadelphia

Everybody loves children, or at least they should. And everybody believes in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, or at least...

Letters, the Week of May 18, 2017

Jewish Ethics and the Motto, “Hate Has No Home Here” I fully support the symbolic planting of trees of life represented by the lawn signs...

Hubris and the ‘New’ Hamas

By Jonathan S. Tobin President Donald Trump’s optimism about Middle East peace might be justified. Perhaps Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ pledge that he will...

Jewish Sensitivity Demands Securing U.S. Borders

By Valerie Leiser Greenfeld I am not a rabbi, but I know that throughout Jewish history, many of our holidays can be summed up as,...

Where Is Respect for the Office of President?

The president of the United States represents the most powerful nation on Earth and is the leader of the free world. Within the executive...

Like Oil and Water, Politics and Religion Don’t Mix Well in United States

In the American system of adversarial justice — which you can see any time you want by walking into a courtroom — we rely...

Letters, the Week of May 11, 2017

Omnivores of the World, Unite I found the article about Alex Hershaft both poignant and uplifting, as most stories highlighting Holocaust reflections tend to be,...

Europe Seeking to Take Home the Startup Nation Called Israel

By Sherwin Pomerantz Israel’s economic strength, along with the buzz of Israel’s startup nation reputation and hi-tech scene, has not eluded one of Israel’s...

Can Trump Survive Abbas?

By Ben Cohen There was something of a motivational speaker about President Donald Trump as he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the geronto-crat at the helm of...

Abbas’ Photo Op

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent reception at the White House provided the optics for a new Middle East peace push, even though it does...