Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

The Obama administration has launched a charm offensive with the American Jewish community, seeking to reassure an increasingly skeptical constituency that he truly is committed to Israel's security. But the president's real target needs to be the Israeli public, whose dismay over the seriously strained relations is trumped only by its growing sense of isolation as the world, conveniently forgetting...
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A Night When Christians Loudly Supported Israel It was an outstanding experience to attend the two-hour program, "Night to Honor Israel," in Lansdale on April 25. Organized by 15 local churches, several hundred Christians -- all united for Israel, with many waving Israeli flags -- rallied in vociferous support of the state and the Jewish people. In this time of...
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By:
Mitchell Bard
Debates still rage over the actions of American Jewry during the Holocaust. Given the outcome, however, it's hard to dispute that that generation of leaders failed. While today's threat is not the same as the one they faced then, the danger posed by a nuclear Iran is considered an existential one by Israel. The question is whether we are repeating...
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By:
Misha Galperin
Times are changing dramatically in the nonprofit world. In the past year-and-a-half, I have watched once vibrant Jewish nonprofit entities fold or struggle to survive. As a CEO of a large Federation, I had to make some very difficult decisions about how we were going to confront the "new normal" of today's economy. As we mapped out a plan with...
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Praise for a Rabbi Who's Stuck by the Russians Your April 15 cover story "The New Russian Revolution?" was both interesting and insightful. It's good to know that Federation, under the leadership of Mr. Leonard Barrack, has taken such a great interest in the Russian community. I would like to point out that for more than 30 years, one rabbi...
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