Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
Advocacy Corner
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Lori Lowenthal Marcus
It is a perverse human quality, but we are drawn to news stories about human tragedies. Some characteristics of such stories intensify the level of our fascination: descriptions or pictures of gore or disfigurement; pictures of grieving loved ones; and some form of personal connection - no matter how indirect - to those at the center. The journalistic adage, "If...
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Hopes for co-existence live, but they must be placed in the context of ongoing strife
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Visitors to Israel are often hard-pressed to assimilate much of what they see. But occasionally, all of the disparate elements of Israeli society with its heavy baggage of history, culture and politics can be placed into a comprehensible perspective. Such a moment came for me last week while attending the International Conference of Jewish Newspaper Editors. Among the many interesting...
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One thing I've noticed after working in Center City for 36 years - aside from the fact that the young people seem to be getting far more numerous and far younger than ever before - is that so few people dress for work. No one's going to congratulate me for that insight and, by writing such a sentence, I know...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
I'm going out on a limb and predicting that when the blockbuster movie "The Da Vinci Code" opens this week, Christians outraged by what they consider the film's blasphemy will not riot in the streets, fire-bomb theaters or issue fatwahs on actor Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard or author Dan Brown. Many Christians may feel the book and film blaspheme...
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By:
Amnon Rubinstein
For many in the international media, the words "justice" and "Zionism" seldom go together. The world prefers to think about the "justice" that needs to be done for the Palestinians. Granted, the Palestinians are deserving of self-determination in a political entity of their own and to live in a free and democratic society, even if most of them have opted...
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