Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

By:
Rabbi Neil Cooper
The theological debate over the role of God in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. school massacre continues to play out in the Jewish Exponent. For another view, see related stories and our letters section.
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A reader posits that it's not guns but our culture of violence that is to blame while another states that the Orthodox must do their fair share in Israel.
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By:
Aliza Zeff
As a traditionally apolitical person, I have not been passionate about right- or left-wing politics in Israel. But after making aliyah from Philadelphia five months ago, that has changed.
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel
President Barack Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East...
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By:
Mike Weilbacher
Sundown Friday night marks the beginning of Tu ­B’She­vat, the New Year for trees. In shuls across the region, Jews mark the occasion in a variety of ways, many recreating the seder invented by those clever kabbalists in Tzfat 500 years ago, drinking four glasses of wine that progress from winter white to the deep red of summer. But what...
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