Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

By:
Saul P. Wachs
For many years, it has been my privilege and pleasure to spend summers in Israel. With seven grandchildren close by, access to the family is easy and very satisfying. There is time to study and write, and to visit with the many friends who have made aliyah. My wife, Diane Cover, is able to pursue her passion for painting. The...
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It just doesn't seem fair. After all, the pools are still filled. Summer, for so many of us, begins when the local swimming holes open on Memorial Day, and officially ends when they close on Labor Day. But this year, many area students will don their backpacks and board their buses well before the holiday weekend gets rolling. Those students...
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Unhappy With Placement of Story 'Ad' on Cover I am exceedingly disappointed with the Jewish Exponent 's decision to run what amounts to an advertisement for an article about a gay couple on the top of last week's front page (City & Suburb: "Israeli Gay Couple's 'Twin Delight,' " Aug. 12). I am shocked and saddened that this is an...
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By:
Walter Ruby
Over the last few months, I have had a front-row seat to history. Last May, I spoke at a public hearing of Manhattan's Community Board No. 1 in support of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan, the husband-and-wife team that initiated plans to build a multistory Islamic center two blocks north of ground zero, once the site of the...
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By:
Jeffrey K. Salkin
I admire my colleagues and friends who have been courageous enough to speak out against the anti-Islam hysteria that tends to surround conversations about the Islamic center being planned for a property that for many is uncomfortably close to ground zero. They have shown themselves to be paragons of religious tolerance, and for this, I commend them. But in the...
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