Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
By:
Steven A. Asher, Jewish Exponent Feature
If you make a left turn out of Hymie's Deli in Merion, and head about 25 yards west on Montgomery Avenue, you will come to a building marked "Philadelphia Community Kollel." If you walk inside, almost any hour of the day or night, you will find Jews, often in groups of two (chavrusa), studying Jewish law. The participants are not...
Comment0
By:
Basil Herring and Joel Finkelstein
Circumcision, or brit milah, has long been the stuff of cheap jokes and comedy. But in recent weeks, what used to be nothing more than harmless fare has taken on a much more serious tone. So-called "intactivists" on the fringe left of American politics have pushed the radical notion that infant circumcision is an act of genital mutilation, so unacceptable...
Comment0
By:
Patrick Meehan
On May 24th, I had the privilege of attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rousing address before a joint session of Congress. It was an event that was personally significant both as an American and as a legislator. I was moved by the prime minister's words of strength in the face of the persistent danger that Israel faces. It made me...
Comment0
By:
Stuart E. Eizenstat
As a government official in several administrations, an American and a Jew, I see Israel from multiple perspectives. Israel plays a strategic role in advancing American interests in the Middle East; Israel and the United States share a common set of democratic values; Israel is the Third Jewish Commonwealth, returning the Jewish people to their homeland after 2,000 years of...
Comment0
By:
Newt Gingrich
Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads in which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance. Terrorism becomes stronger each year, while the claims of terrorists become more acceptable to our European allies and more powerful in the United Nations. Iran, with its stated wish to annihilate Israel, is closer...
Comment0

Advertisement Block

Advertisement Block

Advertisement