Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
By:
Rabbi Marc Schneier
Since claiming the presidency, Barack Obama has been universally praised by foreign leaders as a breath of fresh air for American diplomacy. On Dec. 27, however, world leaders' jubilant anticipation of his inauguration took a backseat as Israel began its current operation in Gaza and questions arose as to how the incoming president would respond to the conflict. While President-elect...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
After eight years of praising George W. Bush as the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, his most ardent Jewish supporters may be having second thoughts as he leaves office. Even long-standing Bush loyalists like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused his administration of "succumbing to Arab pressure," and working to "undermine" Israel's Gaza operation by...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day found my husband and me nursing aching calves and sore backs. The effects of rambunctious sledding? Daredevil skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire? Not this time. We spent that week de-cluttering my mother's Bronx apartment. She and my father moved there when I was 2. Our aching backs were the result...
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Who says you can't go home again? As the new executive editor of the Jewish Exponent, I am thrilled to be returning to my journalistic roots, the very newspaper where I began my career 25 years ago. The Exponent is where my passion for Jewish affairs and journalism converged; it's where I evolved from college intern to cub reporter to...
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By:
Faye Bittker
Beersheva, Israel — War in Israel just happens. You go to bed one night worried about the Bernard Madoff scandal and wake up the next day in a different reality. It is a reality where you find friends crying in their offices because sons/husbands/daughters -- does it really matter which? -- just received an emergency call-up notice to the army;...
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