Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

If it weren't so malicious, it might actually be amusing -- using hummus to make a political point. Who knew that chickpeas could be a potent weapon? But the effort behind the apparently unsuccessful drive to take Sabra and Tribe hummus -- along with other Israeli products -- off market shelves is misguided at best, and insidious at worst. And...
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Glad for a More Positive, Open-Minded Platform My deepest thanks to you for publishing, "Is the Reform Movement Really Leaning Kosher?" (Nov. 18). Until I read that piece, my experiences with the local Reform movement left me pretty well convinced that the current Reform national leadership fully controlled the agenda, including a leftist, hyper-critical attitude toward Israel, its leadership and...
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Why Not Stay for 'Tea'? He Says It'll Do You Good Henry Seigel's inflammatory letter regarding the Tea Party ("One Thing's Clear: Tea Party Isn't Friend of Jews," Nov. 18) is sickening. Using the term "pork chop preacher" is beyond the pale. For the record, Mr. Seigel, if not for the 60 million evangelicals -- all those "pork chop preachers"...
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Even as we usher in a joyous holiday period, this year's juxtaposition of Thanksgiving and Chanukah reminds us of the many tensions we live with as American Jews. Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, celebrating the freedom and pluralism of our nation, the very attributes that have enabled us to thrive. Like the early pilgrims, Jews arrived on the shores...
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Is It Really Against Our Interests to Stay True to the Democrats?
By:
Burt Siegel
The "debate" over the number of Jews who voted for either U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen.-elect Pat Toomey in the recent Pennsylvania Senate race is just the latest in the annual attempt by the Republican Jewish Coalition to convince its donors that contributing to that organization is money well-spent. In each election cycle, they use polling techniques that are...
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