Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) joined the chorus of lawmakers alarmed over Iran in an Oct. 4 speech on the Senate floor. He pushed for economic sanctions and more forceful diplomacy, yet he appears uncomfortable with any talk of a potential military strike. "The key is to use every power, every asset that we have and leave every option on...
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When it comes to the bitter dispute over whether the deaths of more than a million Armenians at the hands of the Turks was, in fact, an act of genocide, Abraham Foxman has a simple message for American Jews: Butt out. The national director of the Anti-Defamation League gave an Oct. 11 talk at Temple Sholom in Broomall that dealt...
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Whether she looks north or south from the windows of her house in the Galilee, echoes of history come alive, explained poet Rachel Tzvia Back, who also noted that she is reminded daily of all that has transpired in the hills she now calls home. The cycle of violence in the region is brought vividly to life in the poems...
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At his Sept. 3 Bar Mitzvah, Josh Patkin announced his intention to donate $500 to charity. The Northeast Philadelphia 13-year-old said that he would like to give to the Beit Halochem centers, which help Israel's disabled veterans and terror victims, allowing them to participate in sports activities. He said he chose this particular charity because he enjoys sports himself and...
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During Anthony Lewis' tenure as a columnist for The New York Times (1969 to 2001), he visited Israel on a yearly basis to gather material for writings on the Jewish state and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Especially during the tumultuous 1990s -- which saw the signing and later unraveling of the Oslo accords, along with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin --...
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