Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

George Washington would likely be astonished to see his words emblazoned on SEPTA bus panels all around town: "To Bigotry No Sanction." But we should be thankful to the National Museum of American Jewish History, sponsor of the ads, for forcing us to confront our first president's historic mandate, especially as we celebrate our nation's founding this week. The words...
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Why Obamacare Just Doesn't Make Sense
By:
David E. Edman
Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed and flowed, but never gone away. Today, questions around reforming our health care system are no longer about whether or not we need it, but only how best to do it. The Affordable Care Act (aka...
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Health Care Law Means We'll All Be Healthier
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James Rosenstein
In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much analysis of the court's reasoning, along with speculation about its likely impact on Americans and the economy. But what about its potential effect on the Jewish community? Of course, much of ACA will affect all Americans,...
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A group in Los Angeles mounts a billboard campaign to halt U.S. aid to Israel. A pension fund divests from Caterpillar Inc. because some of its tractors are sold to the U.S. government and then on to Israel for military use in the West Bank. And novelist Alice Walker refuses to authorize a new Hebrew translation of her Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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By:
Mort Klein
The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has made great strides since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year. It surged in popularity, handsomely won legislative elections and now its presidential candidate, Muhammad Mursi, has won the presidential contest. With Mubarak now reportedly clinically dead, the military regime that has been controlling Egypt since his ouster is showing a reluctance...
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