Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

Weiner's downfall should be a wake-up call, the president has turned away from Israel and another plaque is needed near the Liberty Bell
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Imagine not knowing whether your son is dead or alive; when he's had his last meal, if he's ill or whether he's lost his sanity trapped in the hands of terrorists. That's the horrific fate of the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who will mark his fifth anniversary in captivity on June 25. A half-decade after he was...
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This week's official start of summer comes as it does each year -- like a breath of fresh air, an annual marker that allows us to rejoice in the prospect of long summer nights, weekends at the beach, visits with friends and family. If you're lucky enough to be a kid or a counselor heading off to overnight camp, relish...
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By:
Michael Oren
Nearly 35 years ago, on July 4, 1976, the streets of America were aglow. The nation was celebrating the bicentennial -- the 200th anniversary of its independence. In Israel, too, the streets were radiant. Israel Defense Forces commandos had rescued some 100 hostages held captive by Palestinian terrorists at Uganda's Entebbe Airport. This was one of history's most audacious raids,...
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By:
Marji Goldman
Our two sons Billy and Zach loved playing all sports. So it was a no-brainer when my husband, Andy, who was on the board of the JCC, and I decided to have them try out and participate in the JCC Maccabi Games throughout their teenage years. Our boys are grown now. Zach, 25, a graduate of the University of Michigan...
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