Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
There's a Jewish angle to almost every story and, sadly, the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University is no exception. It turns out that Penn State's now former president is Jewish and its legendary football coach was honored by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee with its National Leadership Award earlier this year.
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No one should be shocked by the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has been conducting experiments "specific to nuclear weapons" and that the watchdog agency has "serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program." The latest and long-awaited report, issued this week, provides the clearest indication yet about Iran's nuclear intentions -- and its...
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There are several times a year when the calendar cries out for a pause to remember the Holocaust. Yom Hashoah in the spring is clearly one of those times. The Nov. 9-10 anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when the burning of synagogues and destruction of Jewish property in Germany and Austria foreshadowed what was in store for...
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When the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids arrives with a pink cover, you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has moved beyond mainstream. From store windows to football fields, pink is in. And well it should be. We at the Jewish Exponent are doing what we can to promote awareness of this potentially deadly but highly treatable disease that continues...
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It's admittedly hard to get excited about going to the polls when the biggest race on the ballot is for county commissioner or school board member. Still, these local races matter -- and your vote counts. The privilege of voting should not be taken for granted. The images of Tunisians standing in line for hours to vote in their first...
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