Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

JCCs Get a Bum Rap in Recent Cover Story I was dismayed by Bryan Schwartzman's front-page article in the June 18 issue of the Jewish Exponent concerning the demise of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia ("JCC Branches Go Separate Ways"). For 17 years, I served as the public-relations director there, and during my tenure, it was the largest...
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By:
James Rosenstein
There is now a deep and wide consensus -- both within the government and in the general populace -- that the American system of health care is severely dysfunctional and must be fixed. We must do this properly -- and soon -- to avoid the perfect storm of escalating anguish for the roughly 47 million Americans who cannot afford decent...
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Benjamin Netanyahu took an important and courageous first step in declaring before the world his support for a Palestinian state. Anyone who seeks peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors knows that such a state must be at the center of any final peace deal. Although articulating the position long held by most Israelis may seem like an obvious and...
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Day Schools Achieve More Than Just Scholastics I agree with David Magerman's piece ("An Investment for the Future -- Specifically, the Jewish Future," June 11) in which he endorses a communal plan by which the Philadelphia Jewish community will collectively support Jewish education, primarily day schools. As a rising sophomore at a Modern Orthodox day school, I have come to...
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Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons
Last week's fatal shooting of a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., was an American tragedy. It was a tragedy that hurts every bone in the body of this country. Although we have lived through many tragedies before, each one hurts like it was the first one. But in every one, there is a...
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