Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 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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RJC Ad Was Enough to Make Your Blood Boil I look forward to reading the Jewish Exponent every week to help bring me up to date on Jewish-related events and news in the area and other interesting articles of a Jewish nature. I do not read the paper to see misguided political ads! On page 4 of the Oct. 18...
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The reaction was fast and furious — and rightly so. American Jews were outraged by the notion that an Israeli woman could be arrested for praying at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. The incident occurred last week, when activist Anat Hoffman, leading a group of women in prayers to mark the new month, was taken into custody and allegedly...
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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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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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