Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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In April, they came out in droves. They raised their voices for the victims, shouting "never again" for Africa. The American Jewish activists who descended upon Washington that spring day came to assist a distant people they knew little -- and almost everything -- about. But just how long-lasting -- how deep -- do the ties between American Jews and...
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Elad Fishfeder is your typical Israeli. He's swarthy, thick-haired, lithe, with that hospitable persistence all too common in the Middle East. "Take a paper, take one," he says. "Here, one more even," insists the 30-year-old writer. He's typical, all right, save for an important difference: Fishfeder is religious, and he's also gay. Wearing a kipah and all that it entails...
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In an era where congressional incumbents often easily trounce challengers -- or face no meaningful opposition at all -- the hot-blooded rematch between U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and Democratic challenger Lois Murphy has both parties scrambling in a district that has emerged as a real battleground, one that perhaps represents something of a microcosm of American politics. Gerlach,...
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July 4, 1976 is a date often recalled with great joy by Israelis, to say nothing of knowledgeable Jews all over the world. That's the day -- which just happened to correspond to the American bicentennial -- when Israel pulled off one of the most daring and successful military operations in its short history, a day in which counterterrorism proved...
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Even though five years have passed since her brother Gary was killed while working in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, Edie Lutnick still feels the pain. "It's every bit as raw today as it was five years ago," said Lutnick, 47, a New Yorker who worked with her brother at Cantor Fitzgerald, but went into the office late...
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