Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

By:
Yoram Hazony
Most people don’t think the fate of Judaism will be decided in the universities. When people talk about “the fate of Judaism,” they usually think about the survival of Israel or about Jewish education at the elementary or high school level.
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With all the crises facing the world, it’s easy to forget about what’s going on in Harrisburg. But with several issues on the table that could adversely affect our community and beyond — not to mention an impending budget battle — we need to pay attention to our state capital. One measure in particular — the Corbett administration’s decision to...
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By:
Lila Corwin Berman
Wait for a sunny day in Philadelphia and take a walk up North Broad Street. Start at City Hall and point yourself north, toward Temple University. If you have not strolled these parts recently, you may be surprised by the growth and development, as well as by the painful scenes. Stop on the front steps of Rodeph Shalom, roughly the...
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By:
Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum
Clearly the story of Purim ends well -- at least for the Jewish people. Near the end of the Megillah, Esther saves herself and our people through an act that is both honest and brave. But what happens next? What of Esther and her relationship with King Ahasuerus after these last miracles recorded in the Bible, the miracle of Haman's...
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One of the major strengths of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has always been its ability to cross political lines and demand that Israel remain a bipartisan issue. The same must hold true when it comes to the matter of Iran. With so much at stake, it does no one good -- least of all Israel, but also the...
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