Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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We've all heard the admonition: If you get a tattoo -- if you desecrate your body in this way -- you will not be able to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Such phrases filled Jewish childhoods in mid-20th century America; and yet, who would have imagined way back then that this standard parental admonition would provide the lead for...
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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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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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