Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775

By:
David Magerman
Editor's Note: Debra and David Magerman were honored last month for their support of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. The following is an excerpt of David Magerman's address to the gathering. People often ask me why we have gotten so involved in supporting Jewish day schools. After all, neither of us went to day school ourselves. And...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Let's start with the good news: 2008 charitable giving by Americans declined by only 2 percent from 2007, which had marked the strongest year for philanthropy this nation ever saw. According to Giving USA, which this week released the results of its annual report, Americans contributed a total of $307.65 billion to charitable causes. The bad news is that with...
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When Did Abortion Become a Jewish Right? My knowledge of the Hebrew scriptures and Talmud must be far worse than I imagined. I cannot come up with anything anywhere to support your editorial claim that legalized abortion is a "cherished" Jewish freedom ("Yea or Nay for Nominee?" May 28). Howard R. Lurie King of Prussia Praise of Court Candidate May...
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The Obama administration's current obsession over Jewish settlements in the West Bank is misguided. The president may think that publicly pushing the issue will enhance his standing in the Muslim/Arab world and aid his peacemaking efforts, but this approach is likely to backfire. With Iran on the cusp of developing nuclear capabilities -- and its extremist proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah,...
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By:
Deborah Dash Moore
Reconstructionist Judaism was born in the United States. It makes sense, then, that Reconstructionist rabbis would want to bring democracy and Judaism together. A new exhibit in Elkins Park, opening this week in conjunction with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's commencement exercises, highlights such efforts. While both Judaism and democracy champion inspiring ideals, Jews and Americans often fail to live up...
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