Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

For most of my life, when Pesach arrived, I would try, as the Hagaddah instructs, to think of myself as someone who had personally gone out of Egypt -- and fail. My problem wasn't that I was a comfortable, middle-class American Jew rather than the beaten, starving, abject heir of 400 years of enslavement. No, the problem was that I...
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Plain and Simple, Fayyad Never Condemns Terror Leslie Susser of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency wrote a paean to Palestinian "state-builder" Salam Fayyad, in which the reporter refers briefly to -- and makes no comment about -- the fact that Fayyad paid a condolence call on the families of Palestinian terrorists who were killed after murdering an Israeli (Cover story: "Man...
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There's good reason why Passover is the most widely celebrated holiday among Jews. Once we get beyond the obsessive cleaning, cooking and prepping, it's a joyous time for families and friends to come together to mark a momentous chapter in Jewish history. What's not to love? The seder is rich with symbolism, full of drama and inevitably involves a great...
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It's time to end the very public spat that is tearing at Israeli-U.S. relations. It serves neither country and threatens to derail long-term mutual interests in the Middle East. The alarm bells are ringing in nearly every corner of the American Jewish community as the situation has escalated to crisis mode. The Obama administration was justifiably enraged by the ill-timed...
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Illustration's Misleading, Maybe Even Anti-Semitic You published an anti- Semitic graphic on the front page of the March 11 issue (Cover story: "Pinpointing Israel on Campus"). It resembles cartoons printed in the Lustige Blätter, a weekly German humor magazine published during the Nazi era. This depiction of the Magen David as Israeli fighter jets encompassing a blue-and-white globe recalls the...
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