Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Kenneth Jacobson
A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined "We Need Fewer Haredim" and two major pieces in The New York Times about the haredi approach to sex abuse cases highlight the challenge of addressing serious issues emanating from the haredi world without demonizing an entire community. Questions of avoiding stereotypes of large groups while not rationalizing bad behavior by...
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A new state initiative aimed at further isolating Iran deserves the support of every Pennsylvania lawmaker. The proposed legislation, already introduced in the state Senate and soon to be introduced in the House, would prohibit businesses that provide goods, services or credit worth at least $20 million to Iran's energy sector from winning a contract of $1 million or more...
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The International Olympic Committee has officially refused to formally honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. But that doesn't mean the campaign is over. In fact, the effort should be redoubled by those who refuse to forget that terrorism and hate have no place in the international landscape symbolized by the...
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Forty-five years after the start of the June 1967 Six-Day War, when the survival of the nascent Jewish state hung in the balance, Israel continues to face more than its share of political, diplomatic and security challenges. But one piece of good news emerged this week with regard to an issue that speaks to the character of the Jewish state:...
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By:
Rabbi Eric Yanoff
As a rabbi, I would say that a good part of my job, at this point in Jewish history, is just to get people to enjoy being Jewish. And part of my strategy of getting more people to like Judaism is defining our community broadly enough to make people feel included. I spend most of my time figuring out ways...
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