Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

A Tradition of Caring at Hillel Goes Way Back I am a University of Pennsylvania 1985 graduate and I was moved by Deborah Hirsch's cover story on Emery "Eliezer" Williams ("He's Found a Home at Hillel," Feb. 3). I recognized his picture immediately as someone who looked familiar even though I did not know him well. When I read that...
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It's no secret that without Jewish education, the future of Jewish life could well be doomed. Which is why we welcome two developments that can serve our community's myriad ways of growing literate Jews. The first piece of good news is a promising initiative that will take a hard look at the financial health of our area day schools. (...
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A new day is dawning in Egypt -- and perhaps the whole Middle East. But where the sun will ultimately rise is still a huge and worrisome question mark. It was hard not to be transfixed by the euphoria in the streets of Cairo following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak -- and by the prospect that democracy might take root...
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An Incomplete, Harmful Picture of a Serious Issue We write to express our disappointment with the Jewish Exponent's cover story on the decision by Beth David Reform Congregation to disinvite a Muslim speaker, Iftekhar Hussain ("Riding Rough Tide of Muslim Relations," Feb. 10). The article reported that the decision was related to the speaker's connection with CAIR, the Council on...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
Despite his frequent threats to quit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas doesn't want to be tossed onto history's garbage heap with the rulers of Egypt and Tunisia, so he decided over the weekend to shuffle his Cabinet and schedule long-postponed elections. Along the way, he also lost his chief peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, a 20-year veteran of verbal sparring with the...
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