Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

Readers react to recent stories about the loss of pro-Israel voices in Congress, the Newtown school massacre and the closing of a Main Line kosher butcher.
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Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
We are aware that God gives human beings free choice. People may choose good or choose evil. And when they choose evil, all too often the innocent suffer. How can we understand this? How do we understand the death of an innocent child, the massacre of innocents or the destruction in the Shoah?
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Michelle Twersky and Gabriel Aaronson
This past election, the Jewish community lost two lawmakers in the Pennsylvania state legislature who were good friends when it came to supporting school choice programs. To protect these gains in the new legislature, which was sworn in last week, it is crucial that we engage our new legislators and ask them to support educational opportunity with the same vigor...
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The recitation of the mourner's Kaddish by a character on the TV show Homeland didn’t jive with the Jewish tradition I know, which requires forming a minyan. But I'm a journalist, not a rabbi, so I figured I would ask some people who know more than I do.
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A local Jewish professional and mother reflects on two years of blogging about Shabbat, closing that project but continuing her work as an advice columnist for the Exponent.
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