Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

By:
Jacob Schuman
As we approach the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, Americans should take the opportunity to learn not only the familiar lessons about economic and racial injustice, but also to embrace the responsibilities these lessons oblige. New Orleans nourishes a vibrant African-American culture and a flourishing Jewish community. More fundamentally, our communities' shared sufferings demand our special commitment...
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By:
Gilad Kariv
The promoters of Israel's new bill for civil marriage for those without religion are calling it a historical legal breakthrough, but actually it's nothing but political trickery. According to the proposed legislation, couples that do not belong to any of the recognized religions in Israel would be able to register in a civil union and enjoy the same rights one...
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By:
Sally Friedman
I was recently standing with my husband in the vast lobby of the Borgata, presumably Atlantic City's eighth wonder of the world. The place was opulent, naughty and dizzying, sometimes all at once. But I was remembering another Atlantic City, the one so familiar to legions of Jewish Philadelphians, the one my grandmother called "Tlontic City." There were no glittering...
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Right on schedule, the proverbial dog days of summer are upon us -- those hot, sultry days when the blast of heat smacks you in the face the moment you step outside. Those days that herald the melancholy end-of-summer blues that few of us can escape. No matter what our age, we use these pre-Labor Day weeks to cling to...
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Letter-Writer Displays Hardly Any Civility at All I find it ironic that adjacent to your July 23 editorial headed "A Hunger for Civility," there's a letter to the editor that blatantly lacks civility ("I'll Even Vote for Palin, If She Can Beat Obama"). It clearly illustrates your point, citing rabbinic literature, that the Temple was destroyed because of sinat hinam...
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