Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Asaf Romirowsky
For the past three weeks, the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania has been hosting a 100-photograph exhibit purporting to show "Israeli human-rights abuses in the Occupied Territories." The exhibit included a reception, gallery tours and speakers. Organized by an outfit called "Breaking the Silence," an Israel-based group that collects testimonies from soldiers who shared their "horrific experiences" while serving...
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Even as the first dot-com era entered its extended swan song in the late 1990s, I argued that a lot of the clever ideas that had mostly crashed over the course of that decade would reappear once the Internet became embedded in American life, and people discovered ways of making money from such ventures -- as opposed to simply throwing...
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Debate over candidate shows that being mainstream means being pro-Israel
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Jonathan S. Tobin
This week, Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) decided to stop letting others speak for him when it came to his position on Israel. Given the range of views imputed to or associated with him by a wide variety of sources, it wasn't a moment too soon. Rather than allow the debate be defined by urban legends spread via e-mail about his...
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How many people can say that, while perusing a college alumni periodical, they ran across a photo of an Orthodox Jew? I'm not speaking about those people who may have gone to school in a great metropolis like New York or went to a religious institution, like Yeshiva University. I'm thinking of people who went to traditional state schools or...
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By:
Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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