Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

Intermarriage has long been an established fact in American Jewish life, but the debate over how best to address it goes on. On one side are those who would focus most communal resources on bolstering the education of the "in-married" and their families. On the other are those who advocate expanding outreach efforts to encourage intermarried couples to raise Jewish...
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Newspaper Gives J Street Conference Short Shrift It's unfortunate that, instead of sending its own reporter to the inaugural conference of J Street in Washington, D.C., the Jewish Exponent chose to print a Jewish Telegraph Agency news brief (Nation & World: "Confab: Generational Divide on Israel," Oct. 29). The piece stressed the differences among the 1,500 attendees at the expense...
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By:
​Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
Those of us in -- or approaching -- the second half of life, find ourselves in uncharted terrain. We can expect, with any luck, to live another two, three or even four decades. Our lives are not nearly over. We certainly don't feel old, and in the wake of the economic downturn, retirement will remain for many of us a...
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By:
Robert S. Wistrich
On Nov. 9, 1938, a massive nationwide anti-Jewish pogrom took place during peacetime across the entire territory of the Third Reich. The pretext for this orgy of violence against German Jews was the shooting in Paris two days earlier of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year-old Polish-Jewish refugee. The state-organized pogrom -- instigated by Hitler and...
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Because You Didn't See It Isn't Proof of Anything Harry Leibson's spectacularly self-righteous comments on a recent news report about sexual abuse by a rabbi are an example of what is dismally amiss in the contemporary Orthodox world (Letters: " 'Exponent' Owes Rabbi a Very Public Apology," Oct.15). He insists that "it is against Jewish law to embarrass a rabbi...
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