Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

After months of nervous restraint over the Obama administration's policy toward Iran, Israelis are understandably running out of patience. Both the nervousness and the impatience were on display this week after U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met with top Israeli officials. Ehud Barak, Israel's defense minister, said that any engagement with Iran "should be short in time, well-defined in...
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By:
Allyson Schwartz
The facts are clear on why health reform is such a focal point of Congress' agenda. Almost 50 million Americans are without coverage. Millions more worry about the stability of their coverage -- that in the case of an accident or illness, their insurance may not cover critical needs. Since 2000, Pennsylvania families have seen a 100 percent increase in...
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By:
David E. Edman
Americans have access to the best health care in the world, but our system of insurance is broken, leading to unacceptably high health care costs, wasteful spending and a lack of access or insurance for some. Experts agree that approximately 30 percent of the $2.5 trillion dollars of our annual health care expenses are wasted on unnecessary, inappropriate and poor...
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The holiday of Tisha B'Av is not on every Jewish person's radar, but it should be. The one holiday that hits us in the heat of summer, Tisha B'Av -- which begins this year on the evening of July 29 -- is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE...
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I'll Even Vote for Palin, If She Can Beat Obama The headline for the JTA cover story "U.S. Jews Offer Little Resistance to Obama Policy" (July 16) was terrible. First of all, the president chose to speak to only selected Jewish groups -- ones that already agreed with him! His Cairo speech was at least delivered in front of the...
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