Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

What Midterm Voting Patterns Say About Us
By:
Bob Guzzardi and Bob Sklaroff
Depending on the poll you scrutinize, only 23 percent to 31 percent of Jewish voters voted for Sen.-elect Pat Toomey. This is an oddity, given that his policies emanate from our Torah and talmudic principles -- that every individual life is a life worth living, sacred to the Sovereign of the universe, recognizing principles of individual freedom and free will,...
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Last weekend's gala opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History was a class act, heralding the arrival of a new local treasure that should make all of Philadelphia Jewry proud. Who would have thought that a state-of-the-art museum telling the story of Jewish America would find its place among the most venerated of Philadelphia's historical institutions? In a...
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Advertisements Stir Up Nothing but Resentment I was glad to see that people were speaking out against the ads that David Gordon, owner of Roosevelt Memorial Park, has placed in the Jewish Exponent , but was disappointed that the negative response was only about cremation. I called Mr. Gordon after noticing the first ad in the paper, many months ago,...
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By:
David Magerman
Along with hundreds of other Jewish Philadelphians, I attended the opening gala of the National Museum of American Jewish History last weekend. It was a beautiful event, highlighting and celebrating the incredible and unlikely success Jews have had in America. Those who worked so hard for years should be praised for the successful outcome. The evening's speakers frequently noted how...
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By:
Gari Julius Weilbacher
I am a product of the big three: I grew up at Har Zion in the last days of the Wynnefield shtetl; I graduated from Akiba Hebrew Academy; and I went to Camp Ramah in the Poconos. In addition, I was born in Israel, my parents were actors with the Habimah theater in Tel Aviv, and my brother is a...
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