Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
We Jews are good at remembering. We are commanded to remember, lizkor , in myriad ways throughout the year: We say Yizkor for a deceased relative; we mark the horrors of the Holocaust with Yom Hashoah and pay tribute to Israel's fallen soldiers with Yom Hazikaron. But how do we best remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11...
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Next month, when the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes, there will be a case on the docket that's expected to be of considerable interest to the Jewish community. The justices have agreed to hear M.B.Z. v. Clinton, No. 10-699, which concerns whether or not the phrase "Jerusalem, Israel" can be placed on a particular child's American passport. The young man in...
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Can it be possible that more than five years have passed since Gilad Shalit was taken captive by the terrorist group known as Hamas? It all happened in late June 2006 in a cross-border raid when Gilad was all of 19 years old. Many of the photos from the time show him to be a mere boy, thin, vulnerable, but...
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If only finding the perfect connection were as easy as Ryan Howard makes it look when he puts bat to ball or when Cliff Lee lets loose a change-up into the glove of Carlos Ruiz. The focus of this special issue of the Jewish Exponent is sports, but really it's about finding connections behind the plays: exploring the Jewish love...
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They say it takes a village and, in the case of the JCC Maccabi Games set to launch here on Sunday, we can see that, at the very least, it takes a generous -- and organized -- community. As detailed in this week's cover story, the logistics required to put these games together are mind-boggling. Kudos go to Beth Segal,...
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