Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

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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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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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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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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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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