Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

Why Obamacare Just Doesn't Make Sense
By:
David E. Edman
Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed and flowed, but never gone away. Today, questions around reforming our health care system are no longer about whether or not we need it, but only how best to do it. The Affordable Care Act (aka...
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George Washington would likely be astonished to see his words emblazoned on SEPTA bus panels all around town: "To Bigotry No Sanction." But we should be thankful to the National Museum of American Jewish History, sponsor of the ads, for forcing us to confront our first president's historic mandate, especially as we celebrate our nation's founding this week. The words...
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By:
Ira Sheskin
Ira Sheskin The 2011 Jewish Community Study of New York was released earlier this month with some fanfare -- along with a few surprises. After a decrease from about 2 million in 1970 to 1.4 million in both 1991 and 2002, the region's Jewish population increased to 1.54 million in 2011, reflecting higher numbers of both children and elderly. Even...
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By:
Mort Klein
The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has made great strides since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last year. It surged in popularity, handsomely won legislative elections and now its presidential candidate, Muhammad Mursi, has won the presidential contest. With Mubarak now reportedly clinically dead, the military regime that has been controlling Egypt since his ouster is showing a reluctance...
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A group in Los Angeles mounts a billboard campaign to halt U.S. aid to Israel. A pension fund divests from Caterpillar Inc. because some of its tractors are sold to the U.S. government and then on to Israel for military use in the West Bank. And novelist Alice Walker refuses to authorize a new Hebrew translation of her Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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