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Friends’ Central Debate Isn’t Over Free Speech

Freedom of speech. It’s a right so central to our political identity that it was codified in the First Amendment and guaranteed to all...

Women’s Health: A Jewish Call to Action for February Heart Health Month

By Ellen Hershkin Women are the heartbeat and lifeblood of America. As mothers, wives and daughters, we are caregivers and decision makers — not only...

Letters, the Week of Feb. 23, 2017

Fur? You’ve Got to Be Kidding! Please explain how you can print such an article (“Winter Fashion: Wrap Yourself in Something Wonderful,” Feb. 9). Don’t you...

Speaking Out for People with Disabilities Is a Jewish Value

By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Jaime Bassman, Rabbi Michelle Greenfield and Rabbi Margot Stein February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified national initiative...

The Mideast Can’t Live ‘With Either One’

In his month in office, President Donald Trump has challenged several longstanding American policies, only to back off later. The result has been to...

Philadelphia Lawyers Speak Out

By A. Michael Snyder and Sayde J. Ladov We are the grandchildren of men and women who left the country of their birth and came...

The Value of Intergenerational Learning

By Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein We learn in Proverbs/Mishlei 16:31 that “the head that has lived and aged is a crown of glory, it is...

Letters, the Week of Feb. 16, 2017

Nothing Justified About Refugee Ban and its Justifications Mort Klein and Elizabeth Berney’s column on the immigration ban was both offensive and full of selective...

Stink of Senatorial Tweet Remains

It’s being called the “tweet heard round the world,” a 135-character missive fired off last week by state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-District 17) and...

Why Believe That the ‘Settlements’ Are Obstacles to Peace?

By Daniel E. Bacine Like you, I would like to see peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. Over the past year I’ve had conversations with...