Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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Morton klein
It's high time to face an unpleasant fact: President Barack Obama and Israel are not on the same page. This has been true ever since Obama took office in January 2009, but it was most recently apparent this May when the president ambushed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an adversarial speech the day before Netanyahu's U.S. visit. In it,...
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By:
Marc Stanley
I was amused by a recent blog post by Adam Serwer titled "Is Bibi Anti-Israel?" In it, the author pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conditionally offered this month to negotiate with the Palestinians using the pre-1967 borders as a framework. Amazingly, there was no outcry by American Jews that Netanyahu was abandoning Israel by suggesting a return...
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Can it be possible that more than five years have passed since Gilad Shalit was taken captive by the terrorist group known as Hamas? It all happened in late June 2006 in a cross-border raid when Gilad was all of 19 years old. Many of the photos from the time show him to be a mere boy, thin, vulnerable, but...
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The JCC Maccabi Games were a "gold medal" experience on several levels and there's little doubt that Jews and baseball have an "unbeatable" connection.
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If only finding the perfect connection were as easy as Ryan Howard makes it look when he puts bat to ball or when Cliff Lee lets loose a change-up into the glove of Carlos Ruiz. The focus of this special issue of the Jewish Exponent is sports, but really it's about finding connections behind the plays: exploring the Jewish love...
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