Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775
By:
Theodore Mann
Is there anyone who can provide a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that is not based on the creation of two separate states -- one Israeli and one Palestinian? This is what our new president is trying to bring about. To get a negotiation going, he insists that Israel stop building new settlements or expanding settlements that already exist. He's...
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By:
David Magerman
Editor's Note: Debra and David Magerman were honored last month for their support of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. The following is an excerpt of David Magerman's address to the gathering. People often ask me why we have gotten so involved in supporting Jewish day schools. After all, neither of us went to day school ourselves. And...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Let's start with the good news: 2008 charitable giving by Americans declined by only 2 percent from 2007, which had marked the strongest year for philanthropy this nation ever saw. According to Giving USA, which this week released the results of its annual report, Americans contributed a total of $307.65 billion to charitable causes. The bad news is that with...
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By:
Deborah Dash Moore
Reconstructionist Judaism was born in the United States. It makes sense, then, that Reconstructionist rabbis would want to bring democracy and Judaism together. A new exhibit in Elkins Park, opening this week in conjunction with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's commencement exercises, highlights such efforts. While both Judaism and democracy champion inspiring ideals, Jews and Americans often fail to live up...
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By:
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
A few weeks ago, I outed Patrick Buchanan, the former senior White House official in the Nixon and Reagan administrations, erstwhile candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and now a highly paid political commentator on MSNBC, for sponsoring a Holocaust-denial forum on his Web site. Within hours of this disclosure in a New York Daily News article, the forum in...
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