Thursday, July 28, 2016 Tammuz 22, 5776

By:
Jerome A. Chanes
With the American Jewish Congress apparently closing its doors, there won't be many mourners saying Kaddish. Instead, the prevailing communal sentiment will probably be: "We have too many agencies; one less will not matter." The serious financial problems that had plagued the AJCongress over recent decades became a mortal threat in the past year-and-a-half as a result of "L'Affaire Madoff,"...
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Once again, Pennsylvania is playing host to one of the hottest elections of the season. And once again, a campaign targeted at the Jewish electorate is beginning to turn ugly. There is much at stake in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Arlen Specter. The Democrats are fighting to hold on to their majority while...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Donors across America stepped forward in 2009 to avert a potential crisis in the not-for-profit community and exceeded the wildest expectations of many. At the same time, giving was down slightly, and certain critical needs went unfunded due to a shift in donor priorities, as well as the inability of many nonprofits to...
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If you're among the fortunate, your children are off at overnight camp having the time of their lives. Even better, they're spending this record-hot summer soaking up the joys of Judaism along with the rays of the sun. But not all of us -- and our kids -- are so fortunate. Enrollment has remained steady at many of the Jewish...
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They've​ Misjudged Which Party Remains in Denial I took offense at the opinion piece "Denial When It Comes to Israeli Actions" (July 8) by Jeremy Ben-Ami and Debra DeLee. The authors argue that supporters of Israel live in denial because they believe Israel seeks peace. They also suggest that Israel has brought Palestinian intransigence onto itself. This is total nonsense...
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