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Worrying About War, Heading for the IDF

Local high school graduate Rebecca Richman reflects on the gravity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as she readies to join the Israel Defense Forces through...
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Local Diplomat: No Country Would Tolerate This Situation

On Nov. 14th, Israel embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense. The main purpose of the operation has been to restore security to the civilian...
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How the Holocaust Has Helped Teach Police Lessons in Morality

The Law Enforcement and Society program, now in its 14th year at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has trained more...
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Surviving Sandy, Celebrating a Life

My grandmother, Helen Mackler, was a vibrant and generous woman with surprisingly few health issues for her 85 years. So, when she suddenly passed...
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Lots to Be Proud of, but Major Challenges Still Exist

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of the remarks delivered by Sherrie Savett, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, at the...
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Pro Romney: Time to Stop Digging and Start Building

  As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!” In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our...
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President Obama Speaks to Our Best Traditions

  “To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community...
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President Has Values and a Vision

  Jewish voters know the scene well. Politicians show up at our synagogues, community events and Jewish homes for the aging — all talking up...
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Don’t Risk Israel’s Security

  “Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in The New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama...

A World of Difference

I am concerned, very concerned, that we are turning away from the most important words of the Torah. Rabbi Akiba is quoted in the...