Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

Why Give Space to This Particular Letter-Writer? I participate actively in a local Jewish/Christian interfaith dialogue group. While members often express diverse -- even irreconcilable -- theological beliefs on difficult issues, we exist to find common ground when possible and to promote mutual respect. I question the judgment of the Jewish Exponent, therefore, in offering a forum to someone calling...
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It is a travesty that 61 years after its creation, Israel is still being forced to justify its existence as a Jewish state. When the United Nations mandated the partition of Palestine into two states in November 1947, its declared intention was to divide the land into "independent Arab and Jewish states." Israel declared its independence six months later and...
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Joseph S. Finkelstein, JE Feature
On May 5 of each year, my father, Sol Finkelstein, declares, "Today is my birthday." Although he was born in September, Sol counts the start of his life from May 5, 1945 -- the day he was liberated from Mauthausen concentration camp. On that day, he emerged from a stack of corpses, under which he had been hiding from the...
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Adam Levick
Jewish participation in the anti-Israel movement was front and center last month when a small Jewish group demonstrated against the Israeli "occupation" outside the opening night gala of the Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival. As the world watches the bizarre moral inversion taking place in Geneva -- in which participants from the worst human-rights violators in the world vilify the liberal,...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk, who is wanted in Germany in connection with the murder of 29,000 Jews at the notorious Sobibor death factory, may be the only illegal alien Pat Buchanan wants to keep in the United States. Demjanjuk was stripped of his U.S. citizenship by federal courts for concealing his past as a concentration-camp guard, but has...
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