Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775

Nearly a third of the U.S. Senate showed up to hear Sen. Arlen Specter's farewell speech this week. That the number was considered notable -- it was a more sizable audience than most of his departing colleagues had garnered -- doesn't speak well for the Senate, but it is testament to the widespread respect for the longest-serving senator from Pennsylvania...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
One of the reactions of Israelis to the fact that their government called on the international community for assistance to combat the Carmel Forest fire is a sense of shame. After all, Israel is a leader in the high-tech world and an innovator in dealing with crisis situations. But the nation had to admit that it just wasn't capable of...
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By:
Russell F. Robinson
It was five years ago, but I still remember how proud I was when I saw a picture of an El Al plane landing in Little Rock, Ark., full of supplies provided by the people of Israel and Jewish National Fund donors. Crate after crate was unloaded -- from baby wipes to milk formula -- basic necessities being provided by...
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Editor's Note: In the Nov. 23 Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Isabel de Koninck opened a community conversation about the future of the synagogue and the denominations. We invited your responses, and many, like those here, have come in. To read the original online, go to: www.jewishexponent.com/article/22416/ . E-mail your view (under 200 words) to: [email protected] . Lots of Jews Are Seeking...
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A little bit of good news is not a bad thing once in a while, and the revelation that a growing number of college students are opting to stay in Philadelphia post-graduation is good news indeed. Beyond the obvious benefits to the region as a whole, the trend portends a vital boost for our Jewish community -- if we handle...
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