Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

What Would She Consider 'Reasonable Response'? In a recent article, "Demonstration Takes Place Against Israel," in the Jan. 1 issue, you reported: "What Israel is doing now, in Gaza, is unjust," said Rabbi Linda Holtzman, religious leader of Congregation Mishkan Shalom, who spoke from the podium. She did make a point that she was not representing the synagogue: "I believe...
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Faye Bittker
Beersheva, Israel — War in Israel just happens. You go to bed one night worried about the Bernard Madoff scandal and wake up the next day in a different reality. It is a reality where you find friends crying in their offices because sons/husbands/daughters -- does it really matter which? -- just received an emergency call-up notice to the army;...
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Who says you can't go home again? As the new executive editor of the Jewish Exponent, I am thrilled to be returning to my journalistic roots, the very newspaper where I began my career 25 years ago. The Exponent is where my passion for Jewish affairs and journalism converged; it's where I evolved from college intern to cub reporter to...
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No one in Israel wanted the war that is raging in Gaza, yet most Israelis understood that there was no choice. No Israelis wanted their sons or husbands or fathers dragged back into the quagmire from which the country had so painfully extricated itself 31/2 years ago. So it is the height of irony that Israel is being vilified in...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
Earlier this year, when Eliot Spitzer still held the title of America's most shameful governor, I urged the Jewish world to develop a universal standard for measuring the damage done to Jews by disgraced fellow Jews -- what your bubby and mine used to call a shande fer de goyim. At the time, I thought we might calculate the shande...
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