Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775

By:
Lorne Opler
I always thought of myself as one of the lucky Jews never directly affected by the Holocaust. My paternal grandparents arrived in the United States decades before World War II broke out. My mother's parents immigrated to Canada in the 1920s. Yet the Shoah was not completely absent from my childhood. It was incorporated in my Jewish day-school curriculum, woven...
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By:
Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman
If a pharaoh fell in the Red Sea but nobody told the story, did it actually happen? No. If no pharaoh fell in the Red Sea, but we told the story for 3,000 years, did it actually happen? Yes. Is it still happening? Yes. To people brought up in the modern mode of focusing on cold, hard facts, these responses...
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Talk about a case of too little, way too late. Despite all the hype surrounding Richard Goldstone's sudden change of heart -- admitting that he erred in accusing Israel of deliberately targeting civilians in its war against Hamas -- the damage is done. The fallout from the initial report struck an incalculable blow to Israel's image in the global arena,...
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We all know by now that Facebook can fuel revolutions. Look at nearly every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa engulfed in uprisings against longtime dictatorial regimes. In every instance, it was the power of social media that helped enable disparate sectors of society to come out in the streets to protest. So perhaps it shouldn't be a...
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Omission in Story Was a Grave, Painful Mistake The March 3 cover story, "The Flavor of the Place," had an important message, but an upsetting affect on many people. It spoke of how much the Old York Road corridor has to offer Jewish families, yet neglected to mention a key organization discussed by two of the parents. For example, the...
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