Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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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The debt-ceiling deal signed this week may have averted a catastrophic default on U.S. loans and a downgraded credit rating, but we're not out of the woods yet. Given the dysfunction and brinksmanship that prevailed until the 11th hour, the looming battles over the next round of spending cuts should make us all nervous. Almost everything, it appears, will be...
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In the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Norway last weekend, the presumably "pro-Israel" ideology included in the professed killer's rantings makes us all cringe. But it's more than disturbing; it reflects a not-so-subtle shift in the European political landscape that we must recognize and confront. Anders Behring Breivik is charged with detonating a car bomb outside Oslo's government headquarters...
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Sealing a deal on the debt ceiling and deficit reduction is proving to be as elusive as finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The irony is that in this country, we're all presumably on the same side. Our political leaders, while ideologically diverse, should at least have a common interest in avoiding a default on U.S. loans that most...
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