Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

By:
Sammie Moshenberg
You might say that we are "erev" health-care-reform consideration -- on the threshold of action by the House and Senate on much-anticipated, much-debated and much-misunderstood legislation that promises to tackle and fix some of our most intransigent problems with health coverage. Still, even at this advanced stage in the legislative process, myths about the pending proposals persist. Let's take a...
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If you are 40 years old, female and have never gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing right now. Pick up the phone, call your doctor and make an appointment. If you're the husband of a 40-year-old women and don't know whether your wife has ever gotten a mammogram, stop what you're doing and ask her. The same goes for...
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Doing community service has become a rite of passage for Jews of all ages. The "do-good" trend starts with preschoolers toting gently used toys to distribute to disadvantaged children. It continues with Bar and Bat Mitzvah teenagers, whose social-action projects are now required at most synagogues, and with college students opting for spring break and summer excursions to help post-flood...
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Agencies Should Have Received Proper Credit The Jewish Exponent's story about Dara Horn's book and "One Book, One Jewish Community" was very well-written (City & Suburb: " 'One Book' Program to Sound the 'Horn' Over Writer's Work," Oct. 15). Unfortunately, what was omitted is the fact that this program -- the largest of its kind in the country -- is...
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By:
Amos N. Guiora
American decision-makers are on the eve of a decision of monumental importance. President Barack Obama is considering deploying tens of thousands of additional American soldiers to Afghanistan in a war he called "fundamental to the defense of our people" in his August speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Similarly, Pakistan -- an unstable regime with nuclear warheads -- is...
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