Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Should Americans care what foreigners think about the presidential election?
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Earlier this year, I met with a foreign ambassador who, when asked what he thought about America's zany primary election season, readily confessed that he had a rooting interest in the outcome. "We're all hoping that [Sen. Barack] Obama will win," the ambassador confided. While casting no aspersions on the Republicans, the prospect of an American president with whom the...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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The creation of a new home for a community institution is, by definition, a cause for celebration. And that was certainly the case this past Sunday when the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy dedicated its new campus in Bryn Mawr. The Academy was already a highly regarded school, but the impressive new facility will only add to its allure. The...
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One of the most bizarre aspects of the media coverage of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is the focus on the widespread belief in the Arab and Islamic world that they were the result of a U.S. government and/or Israeli plot. There are more than a few fruitcakes in this country who harbor the same delusions about Sept...
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Obama's Strong Support for Israel Made Clear As an American Jew, I have been surprised by my community's reluctance to support Barack Obama. Last month, I was offered the opportunity to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver as part of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee's non-partisan delegation (Cover story: "With Agendas Set, Conventions Should Be Major Schmoozefests," Aug...
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