Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775
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Uriel Palti
This has been a difficult time for all of us, both in Israel, and in the greater Philadelphia area. On Aug. 1, we learned of the death of First Sgt. Michael Levin, a Philadelphia native who was heroically killed in battle with Hezbollah in Aita al-Sha'ab in Lebanon. In each generation stand the heroes of the Jewish people and the...
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Islamo-fascists are fighting on several fronts. Can we focus on the threat?
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The discovery last week of yet another fiendish plot by British Islamist terrorists to commit mass murder against Western targets was notable in many respects. For most people, the plan to blow up as many as 10 cross-Atlantic flights via suicide bombers using liquid explosives will be best remembered as the crime that took restrictions on carry-on luggage to a...
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
It's easy and tempting to wax cynical about Mel Gibson, the once-famously outraged-for-being-called-an-anti-Semite Hollywood powerhouse who recently, under the revealing effects of alcohol, proved his erstwhile accusers to have, if anything, underestimated the depth of his animus for Jews. And, indeed, cynics abound. I am not among them. Not that I am beyond cynicism, unfortunately. But Mr. Gibson's apology, in...
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Tom Gross
Large sections of the international media are not only misreporting the current conflict in Lebanon. They are actively fanning the flames. The BBC World Service [heard locally on WHYY-91FM] has a strong claim to be the No. 1 villain. It has increasingly come to sound like a virtual propaganda tool for Hezbollah, and as it desperately attempts to prove that...
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Michael Levin's sacrifice is a stark contrast to contemporary American Jewish culture
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This week, a family in Bucks County is facing the ultimate tragedy. The Levins have lost their son, Michael, a 22-year-old graduate of Council Rock High School, who was killed in Lebanon on Aug. 1 while serving with the Israel Defense Force. The Levins are not alone in their grief. Dozens of Israeli families have also been faced with the...
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