Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

By:
Roger Horowitz
Passover brings Jews together -- across generations, denominations and distances -- as we travel to see parents, children, aunts, uncles and friends at our annual seders. Three-quarters of the Philadelphia-area's Jewish households will participate in a seder next week, according to a 2009 study sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Much of this holiday is about food --...
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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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