Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Does World Need Another Holocaust Memorial? As per your April 23 cover story, "Monument to the Six Million," about a possible Holocaust memorial being built in Atlantic City, I would venture to say there is one in every large city throughout the United States, plus the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. However, Rabbi Gordon Geller, religious leader of...
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Rabbi Joshua Elkin
Matthew Maryles, a veteran board leader of a prominent Jewish day school in the New York area, once said that such an education is so fundamentally important to the community's future that its funding must be seen as a multi-generational responsibility. Luckily, large-scale investment in Jewish day schools is not a new thing for Philadelphia. In addition to ongoing support...
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Philip A. Cunningham and Rabbi Ruth Langer
The ranges of Jewish and Catholic reactions to Pope Benedict XVI's journey to Jordan and Israel reveal more about the dynamics of interfaith discourse than about the trip itself. The pope's trip, in its symbolic opportunities, largely duplicated that of John Paul II in 2000, creating obvious points of comparison. Because of differences between these two men's biographies and personalities,...
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Morton A. Klein
Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington with President Barack Obama. Israel and the United States remain far apart on many issues. Obama wants Israel to agree to establishing a Palestinian state, retreating to the indefensible 1967 borders. Israel doesn't accept this, and the Arabs have said that no compromise will be considered. Israel wants the...
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Daniella Wexler
When I returned to campus from last week's AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., my friend Elliott's mother was in town. Elliott is a religious Protestant, and because I am traditional Jew, our friendship is a bit unconventional. One night, we all sat down for dinner, and before I unfolded my napkin, the topic of religion had been broached. Elliott's...
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