Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Sivan 23, 5776

By:
Howie Beigelman
It's an "off year" in the political calendar, with just three races of any import in the entire country -- all in locales with sizable Jewish populations. Statehouses in New Jersey and Virginia, as well as New York's City Hall, are up for grabs. New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting for a third term in office, not only...
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Perelman's Participation: It's Missing From Story Several weeks ago, the Jewish Exponent ran an "in-depth" article about the i-Center experience (Nation & World: "To Teach Effectively About Israel, Talk About Everything but 'Israel,' " Oct. 1). The Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School sent five teachers and a rabbi to this amazing kallah. As a general-studies teacher, I was...
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Let's hope that the U.S. Congress musters the votes for Iran sanctions legislation quicker than it was able to push through expanded hate-crimes legislation. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that passed the U.S. Senate last week was 10 years in the making. Long a top priority of Jewish communal organizations and hailed by such...
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By:
Ruth Messinger
We live in a world that has more than its share of inequity and injustice. Thus, we have to decide -- as citizens of this country and the world -- whether and how we can open our own eyes, challenge ourselves and, most importantly, not allow ourselves the convenience of being overwhelmed. While nobody can tackle all of the world's...
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By:
Amos N. Guiora
American decision-makers are on the eve of a decision of monumental importance. President Barack Obama is considering deploying tens of thousands of additional American soldiers to Afghanistan in a war he called "fundamental to the defense of our people" in his August speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Similarly, Pakistan -- an unstable regime with nuclear warheads -- is...
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