Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
The start of the Jewish camping season may have been a bit shaky this year with the swine-flu epidemic forcing some camps across the country to cancel sessions or delay their openings. Camps in our area rightly leapt into prevention mode, taking extra precautions as the campers departed, determined not to let some virus detract from the blessings that a...
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The images emerging from post-election Iran are both terrifying and encouraging. Terrifying because of the brutality being inflicted upon citizens protesting what most likely was a fixed election. Encouraging because they demonstrate to the world the broad swath of people who are fed up with the repressive regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the hard-line clerics. Even with the press restrictions,...
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It's been three years now since Hamas captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in a cross-border raid. It is long past time for him to return home. Presumably being held in Gaza, the young man's condition remains unknown as his family campaigns relentlessly for his release. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged this week to take personal responsibility for his release,...
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Benjamin Netanyahu took an important and courageous first step in declaring before the world his support for a Palestinian state. Anyone who seeks peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors knows that such a state must be at the center of any final peace deal. Although articulating the position long held by most Israelis may seem like an obvious and...
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Day Schools Achieve More Than Just Scholastics I agree with David Magerman's piece ("An Investment for the Future -- Specifically, the Jewish Future," June 11) in which he endorses a communal plan by which the Philadelphia Jewish community will collectively support Jewish education, primarily day schools. As a rising sophomore at a Modern Orthodox day school, I have come to...
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