Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

By:
Sheldon G. Adelson
“Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in The New York Times , claiming President Barack Obama is fully committed to the Jewish state. But is that true? Should we take him at his word? No, not when Israel confronts the threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran. Time and again President Obama...
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By:
Rabbi Steven Bob, Rabbi Sam Gordon and Rabbi Burt Visotzky
Jewish voters know the scene well. Politicians show up at our synagogues, community events and Jewish homes for the aging — all talking up “Jewish values,” all trying to speak the language of the Jewish community. This election season, we are seeing more of the same. Yet the trick for our community and congregations is to decipher who really means...
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Second Term for Obama Would Be Grave Mistake Regarding Rafael Medoff’s Op‐Ed piece in the Sept. 27 issue, “A Question With Resonance: ‘Do You Want to Start a Holy Jihad?’ ”: Do Jews around the world want to rely on the mercy of an unsympathetic American president? I am troubled by President Barack Obama’s rhetoric that he “has Israel’s back.”...
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By:
Jonathan Scott Goldman
The Philadelphia Jewish community is blessed with enough resources to make Jewish day school education attainable for all who want it, regardless of geography, denomination or financial means. We must strive to do so. Jewish day school does more than train rabbis and yeshiva bochurs; it grows future leaders in business, medicine, science and law who embody our traditions and...
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By:
Rabbi Jerome P. David
I am concerned, very concerned, that we are turning away from the most important words of the Torah. Rabbi Akiba is quoted in the Talmud as saying, “The most significant words in the Torah are the words that God created human beings in God’s own image.” Everything we do follows from this insight. We learn that we must treat others...
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