Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
The purchase last month of a new campus site for Jewish communal activity on the Main Line was notable largely for the fact that the Akiba Hebrew Academy will move there in a year. Yet this fait accompli is important for more than this one school. The decision by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia to acquire the Delaware County...
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The news that Pope Benedict XVI has authorized a wider use of a previously discarded version of the Latin mass has set off a storm of criticism among interfaith groups, especially Jews. The reasons for this should be easy for the pope to understand. The service -- known as the Tridentine mass -- was discarded for use in the Catholic...
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There have been moments in the past few years when the University of Pennsylvania's leadership has fallen a bit short in its judgment.In 2002, when former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers initiated an advertisement condemning the growth of anti-Semitism on American campuses in the context of attacks on Israel, 300 other college presidents signed the ad. But Penn president Judith...
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One of the core missions of this newspaper's editorial policy is to support the people of Israel and their government. We believe that the country's democratically elected leaders have the right to carry out the will of their citizens, and that, at the very least, Diaspora kibbitzers from either the right or the left should show a little humility when...
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Stu Goldman
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