Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Correcting the Record on More Than One Level In the July 1 issue of the Jewish Exponent, I was quoted in an advertisement paid for by the organization known as "Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin." The ad references a 2007 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about Rep. Joe Sestak's keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
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It's hard not to be moved by the annual Fourth of July images of new Americans becoming official citizens of their newly adopted country. The media is filled with poignant stories of the often-turbulent, sometimes heroic path of those, like generations before them, who came seeking a better life. But this year's Independence Day citizenship ceremonies came amid the harsh...
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The prospect of a third Jew on the U.S. Supreme Court -- and the second Jewish woman -- is both exciting and mind-boggling. In many ways, Elena Kagan's story exemplifies par excellence the typical Jewish American story: the granddaughter of Russian immigrants whose parents instilled a strong commitment to education and social justice. And by most accounts, Kagan's Jewish connections...
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Divestment Bill Was Just the Right Thing to Do New legislation in Pennsylvania will send a clear message to foreign companies: If you want to do business in this state, then cut your ties to the terrorists in Iran and Sudan. A nuclear Iran and a genocidal regime in Sudan will no longer be aided with Pennsylvania dollars under a...
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Nathan Diament
Lynn Schusterman, a passionate philanthropic leader in the American Jewish community, has called upon Jewish organizations to adopt policies that will foster greater inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Jews in the community. In a recent piece published in these pages, Schusterman asked Jewish organizations to join her foundation "in adopting non-discrimination hiring policies that specifically mention sexual orientation...
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