Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
News that a deal has been reached to free Gilad Shalit sparked cries of joy throughout the Jewish world this week. We applaud the Israeli government for making a tortuous decision and we fervently pray that he arrives home safely and soon so the healing process can begin and the anguish and torment that has engulfed his family will come...
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Wouldn't it be nice to wake up the day after Yom Kippur with a truly blank slate? With the opportunity to begin from scratch, to erase all the sins of omission and commission that we registered this past year, and to start all over again? That's the promise of these Days of Awe, but we all know that it's easier...
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The best-case scenario for the Palestinians' official application for U.N. membership is for it to land in the Security Council DOA, dead on arrival. It is up to the Europeans and others to help make that happen. So far, the United States has stood alone in attempting to quash what should be recognized by all as a feeble attempt to...
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When is the news not fit to print? It's a tough question to ask seasoned journalists, but with the case of Joshua Fattal, it wasn't hard at all. We didn't need to be asked twice by the family of the Elkins Park native being held hostage in Iran for 26 months to keep his story out of the Jewish Exponent...
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With much attention focused on Gilad Shalit and the two Americans being held hostage in Iran, it's easy to forget another instance of an unjust and cruel detention -- the case of Alan Gross, the USAid subcontractor sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in jail. Gross was arrested in December 2009 and convicted earlier this year on charges of illegally...
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