Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
Once again, Pennsylvania is playing host to one of the hottest elections of the season. And once again, a campaign targeted at the Jewish electorate is beginning to turn ugly. There is much at stake in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Arlen Specter. The Democrats are fighting to hold on to their majority while...
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If you're among the fortunate, your children are off at overnight camp having the time of their lives. Even better, they're spending this record-hot summer soaking up the joys of Judaism along with the rays of the sun. But not all of us -- and our kids -- are so fortunate. Enrollment has remained steady at many of the Jewish...
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It's hard not to be moved by the annual Fourth of July images of new Americans becoming official citizens of their newly adopted country. The media is filled with poignant stories of the often-turbulent, sometimes heroic path of those, like generations before them, who came seeking a better life. But this year's Independence Day citizenship ceremonies came amid the harsh...
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The prospect of a third Jew on the U.S. Supreme Court -- and the second Jewish woman -- is both exciting and mind-boggling. In many ways, Elena Kagan's story exemplifies par excellence the typical Jewish American story: the granddaughter of Russian immigrants whose parents instilled a strong commitment to education and social justice. And by most accounts, Kagan's Jewish connections...
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It is far too early to determine if the recent flurry of economic sanctions against Iran will have the intended effect of halting Tehran's march toward nuclear capability. The activity over the past few weeks reflects a new and sorely needed resolve among key players locally, nationally and internationally that taking a chance on a nuclear Iran is not an...
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