Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

By:
Jerome A. Chanes
With the American Jewish Congress apparently closing its doors, there won't be many mourners saying Kaddish. Instead, the prevailing communal sentiment will probably be: "We have too many agencies; one less will not matter." The serious financial problems that had plagued the AJCongress over recent decades became a mortal threat in the past year-and-a-half as a result of "L'Affaire Madoff,"...
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If It's All True, There's a Dilemma in November If the allegations in recent television ads and in an advertisement in the July 1 Jewish Exponent about Joe Sestak from the group Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin are true, I will be faced with a significant dilemma this November. I could not in good conscience vote for such an anti-...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Donors across America stepped forward in 2009 to avert a potential crisis in the not-for-profit community and exceeded the wildest expectations of many. At the same time, giving was down slightly, and certain critical needs went unfunded due to a shift in donor priorities, as well as the inability of many nonprofits to...
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By:
Marc E. Keller
I was fortunate to participate in a program that brings young American Jews to visit Germany. I use the word "fortunate" deliberately, knowing that many Jews view a trip there with unease, even revulsion. "I know that they are the Jews' best friends in Europe," a friend told me, referring to Germans, "but I just don't want to ever go...
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They've​ Misjudged Which Party Remains in Denial I took offense at the opinion piece "Denial When It Comes to Israeli Actions" (July 8) by Jeremy Ben-Ami and Debra DeLee. The authors argue that supporters of Israel live in denial because they believe Israel seeks peace. They also suggest that Israel has brought Palestinian intransigence onto itself. This is total nonsense...
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