Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Jay Tcath
The support of the world's only superpower for the world's only Jewish state is a priceless asset for Israel. Sustaining that support, especially among the 98 percent of Americans who aren't Jewish, is a sacred trust for American Jews. Despite massive Israel-advocacy efforts in the realm of media, politics and intergroup relations, the Jewish community is leaving a massive stone...
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By:
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Fishing is a funny thing -- sometimes, you end up reeling in a catch you regret, no matter how much right-wing pundits like Dick Morris try to spin things. That seems to be the case with a recent poll conducted by the conservative Christian group, the Traditional Values Coalition, surveying American Jews aligned with the Democratic Party. So why would...
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Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to take a stereotype and send it spinning on its head. That's exactly what the "Pulp Fiction" director has done with "Inglourious Basterds," his latest movie, opening in the region this Friday, in which Jews don't play the victims -- for a change -- during the Holocaust. To everything, change ... and it's a welcome...
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Why Are Gays Relegated to the 'Back of the Bus'? I was disheartened and even disgusted to read the only coverage of the vicious murders of two young gay Israelis, who were brutally gunned down at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Tel Aviv, on Page 35 of the Aug. 6 Jewish Exponent in your "News in Brief" section...
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By:
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
One stark difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats appear to be far more willing to confront and publicly denounce bigots and extremists in their own fold. This has been highlighted by the GOP leadership's failure to condemn Rush Limbaugh's divisive, race-baiting diatribes. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama unambiguously rejected and repudiated Louis Farrakhan, calling the Nation...
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