Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

Praise for a Rabbi Who's Stuck by the Russians Your April 15 cover story "The New Russian Revolution?" was both interesting and insightful. It's good to know that Federation, under the leadership of Mr. Leonard Barrack, has taken such a great interest in the Russian community. I would like to point out that for more than 30 years, one rabbi...
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Lee S. Bender and Jerome R. Verlin
American supporters of Israel have differing views on how to arrive at the Arab-Israeli peace we all hope for, but an important element upon which we should all agree is that unfairly blaming Israel for key historical and current occurrences does not bring peace closer. In fact, encouraging the public to adopt and advocate for unrealistic Arab-espoused distortions and demands...
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By:
Philip A. Cunningham
Although Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom Hashoah, has become an important annual commemoration in many places, there is a danger that remembering the Holocaust can be regarded by the wider community as primarily a Jewish concern. Clearly, the Shoah is uniquely significant for Jews who have to deal with the enormity of the devastation it wrought. Yet it is also important...
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On the eve of Israel's 62nd birthday, it is easy to get caught up in the political, diplomatic and religious struggles of the state. In this era of a nuclear-ambitious Iran and growing intransigence among Israel's Arab neighbors, these issues are obviously critical. But to focus on them alone misses something much more fundamental -- how we as Jews in...
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I'm a Knee-Jerk Lover of Israel, and Yet ... Like many Jewish Exponent subscribers, I'm knee-jerk pro-Israel. That said, I wish to raise a couple of issues that might otherwise make me look less than loyal to the Jewish state. First, does Israel know what's best for Israel? I'd always assumed it did; should I still be sure? I confess...
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