Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

By:
Shoval Dorani
I have always had a love of Israel. Having a father from Israel and a mother who was very involved with Jewish causes and traveled frequently to Israel, it was in my blood. But as a 14-year-old attending an all-girls overnight camp, something happened to change my life during the summer of 2006 -- the summer that Gilad Shalit was captured.
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A reader argues that if Iran goes nuclear our freedom is shot while another praises a stellar appointment at Gratz College.
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There's a Jewish angle to almost every story and, sadly, the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University is no exception. It turns out that Penn State's now former president is Jewish and its legendary football coach was honored by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee with its National Leadership Award earlier this year.
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By:
Betsy Sheerr
Last week's disjointed Republican presidential debate in South Carolina was a dispiriting signal that these candidates are either not sophisticated or they do not much care about foreign policy. To those of us who do care deeply about U.S. foreign policy and America's role as a world leader, this was both a disappointing and dangerous sign.
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By:
Elie Kaunfer
I want to challenge one of the mainstay assumptions of organized Jewish life: Jewish continuity is the end goal, and everything is in service to that.
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