Sunday, September 14, 2014 Elul 19, 5774

The Equality Forum should be commended for featuring Israel, a nation that is seen as one of the world's most progressive when it comes to respecting the civil rights of gays and lesbians. By highlighting Israel during the 20th annual forum for LGBT activists and supporters over the weekend, the group managed simultaneously to take a bold stand, showcase Israeli...
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Sara H. Wenger
The Huffington Post recently reported that Jewish girls are affected by relational aggression at least equal to, if not at a greater rate, than the general teen population. Mothers, when made aware of the problem, are sometimes confused as to how and when to effectively intervene. Often, mothers are not even aware of a problem until a more serious crisis...
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Sharon Duke Estroff
When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my own babysitting business.
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It's certainly no more than a coincidence that within a two-week period, the Anti-Defamation League is slated to elect its first Muslim board member and the local affiliate of the Presbyterian Church USA voted to reject an effort by its parent organization to divest from companies doing business with Israel. These two developments, reported first in this week's Jewish Exponent...
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Malcolm Lazin
I am a LGBT Jew with strong ties to Israel. As a collegian, I spent a summer working on a kibbutz and have returned to Israel on a mission sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and for World Pride in Jerusalem, which occurred during the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Given these strong connections, I am proud...
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