Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

By:
Rabbi Leonard Gordon
Editor's Note: Rabbi Leonard Gordon returned on Jan. 16 from a mission to Israel sponsored by the Masorti (Conservative) movement. The following is an excerpt from the blog he kept during the trip, which coincided with the war in Gaza. JERUSALEM I am writing at the end of a long day spent close to Gaza. No previous experience I have...
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It's Moral Obligation for All to Defend Israel Israel, in a continual war for its existence, is threatened not only by the terror of Islamic fascism and by the scorn of fanatical dictators, but also by the "elites" of Western society. We are told that Israel's reaction to thousands of missiles fired at its citizens is disproportionate, and that Israel...
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There are few times during the year when we can stand up as a community to be counted. Super Sunday is one of those times. On Jan. 25, hundreds of volunteers will come together for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual fund-raising outreach to the community. With the world mired in economic crisis and Jewish organizations suffering from declining...
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Israel made a strategically bold and politically wise decision when it initiated a cease-fire with Hamas over the weekend. But the burning question is: What next? Israeli forces delivered a devastating blow to the terrorist organization, destroying much of its governing infrastructure, killing hundreds of militants, and targeting the network of tunnels used to smuggle weapons and other contraband from...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
After eight years of praising George W. Bush as the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, his most ardent Jewish supporters may be having second thoughts as he leaves office. Even long-standing Bush loyalists like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused his administration of "succumbing to Arab pressure," and working to "undermine" Israel's Gaza operation by...
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