Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775

It's admittedly hard to get excited about going to the polls when the biggest race on the ballot is for county commissioner or school board member. Still, these local races matter -- and your vote counts. The privilege of voting should not be taken for granted. The images of Tunisians standing in line for hours to vote in their first...
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When the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids arrives with a pink cover, you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month has moved beyond mainstream. From store windows to football fields, pink is in. And well it should be. We at the Jewish Exponent are doing what we can to promote awareness of this potentially deadly but highly treatable disease that continues...
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By:
Leonard Barrack
With the High Holidays behind us, it is my hope that we can, as a community, commit to tackling the difficult challenges that persist in the local and international Jewish world. As president of our Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish and frustrated by how much more needs to be...
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By:
David Ellenson
Political sovereignty in the restored Jewish homeland often means making decisions with life-and-death implications. That reality has been brought home with the agonizing decision to authorize the terribly imbalanced swap to gain the release of Gilad Shalit. The criticisms and concerns lodged by many supporters of Israel within and beyond its borders against the Netanyahu government for exchanging more than...
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By:
Yossi Klein Halevi
For the last five years, I have tried not to think of Gilad Shalit. I avoided the photographs of his first months as an Israel Defense Forces draftee, a boy playing soldier in an ill-fitting uniform. Sometimes, despite myself, I'd imagine him in a Gaza cellar, bound, wired with explosives to thwart a rescue attempt. And then I would force...
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