Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

A letter writer insists that the children of interfaith marriages feel completely Jewish while another provides clues for why so many young Jews leave the religion behind.
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After the Storm, Part 1 Superstorm Sandy swept out of the region as quickly as it descended last week, but the destruction and despair left in its wake are still reverberating. The Philadelphia region was relatively lucky. For most of us, downed trees, closed schools, water-filled basements and prolonged power outages proved inconvenient and often uncomfortable — but not devastating...
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The anniversary of Rabin's murder leaves some as befuddled as the event itself
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In the weeks and months before Israel's disengagement from Gaza, American Jews were bombarded with stories about how Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan was bound to set off a civil war, or at least a few incidents that would remind everyone of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Those who sought to make the analogy inevitably invoked Rabin's death as a...
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It's wrong to be a single-issue voter; politically conservative Jews actually do exist; but no one should use Israel to steal vote.
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The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney raced to outdo the other with their declared love for Israel and concern for its security. While all this attention might be a bit disconcerting and even confounding,...
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