Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775
By:
Stu Goldman
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This week, as Jews throughout the world celebrate the festival of Passover, we will be reminded that we were once "strangers in a strange land" - a point mentioned in the Torah 36 times - where the majority mistreated us cruelly. One of the many lessons of this festival of freedom is that a society is judged by the way...
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As we go to press this week, the votes cast in Israel's parliamentary election are still being tabulated. Though the exact outcome is unknown, the outline of a new centrist consensus built around the ideas of stricken Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was a consistent theme in opinion polls taken throughout the campaign. If those polls are correct, that will mean...
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Agency Works Hard to Aid Needy Palestinians Jonathan Tobin appears content to regurgitate hackneyed allegations that have been proven wrong many times over (A Matter of Opinion: "Pull the Plug on UNRWA," March 16). Countries funding UNRWA rightly scrutinize its expenditure very closely, and external reviews and audits take place continuously, including by the U.S. General Accounting Office. Far from...
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By:
Michael Steinhardt
I have a dream in which Jewish early-childhood educators in the United States, who presently receive an average salary of $9.66 per hour, can raise their own children without having to take out loans or marry rich. I have a dream in which the Birthright Israel does not have to keep tens of thousands of potential participants on waiting lists...
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