Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

It is a travesty that 61 years after its creation, Israel is still being forced to justify its existence as a Jewish state. When the United Nations mandated the partition of Palestine into two states in November 1947, its declared intention was to divide the land into "independent Arab and Jewish states." Israel declared its independence six months later and...
Comment0
Why Give Space to This Particular Letter-Writer? I participate actively in a local Jewish/Christian interfaith dialogue group. While members often express diverse -- even irreconcilable -- theological beliefs on difficult issues, we exist to find common ground when possible and to promote mutual respect. I question the judgment of the Jewish Exponent, therefore, in offering a forum to someone calling...
Comment0
By:
David A. Harris
GENEVA — Instead of being at the podium, he should be in the dock. That's what I thought as I watched Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad address the supposed anti-racism Durban Review Conference in Geneva last week. It was tragedy masquerading as farce: perhaps no better symbol of all that had gone wrong with a process originally designed to advance the...
Comment0
By:
Martin J. Raffel
Why hasn't prevention of a nuclear-armed Iran become a priority of the highest order for the American Jewish community? Many national agencies have long urged more activism, but the intensity at the grass-roots level is missing. One hears many reasons for the low-key response, including an overwhelming media focus on the domestic and global economic crisis. Iran does tend to...
Comment0
Piece on Gays Not Worthy of the 'Jewish Exponent' I regularly read and enjoy your weekly newspaper. I usually find most of the articles to be beneficial and enlightening, reflecting the diversity of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. It was with great disappointment, then, that I noted the April 9 cover story "Young, Gay, and Devoted...
Comment0

Advertisement