Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Shevat 30, 5776

By:
Eric Trager
During his landmark address to the Muslim world last week, President Barack Obama sought to provide an evenhanded account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that emphasized both sides' historic sufferings. Obama appeared to believe that his tone alone would force Israelis and Palestinians to understand each other's pain -- an important step in preparing both for compromise. Yet Obama failed in...
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By:
Theodore Mann
Is there anyone who can provide a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that is not based on the creation of two separate states -- one Israeli and one Palestinian? This is what our new president is trying to bring about. To get a negotiation going, he insists that Israel stop building new settlements or expanding settlements that already exist. He's...
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By:
David Magerman
Editor's Note: Debra and David Magerman were honored last month for their support of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. The following is an excerpt of David Magerman's address to the gathering. People often ask me why we have gotten so involved in supporting Jewish day schools. After all, neither of us went to day school ourselves. And...
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By:
Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin
Let's start with the good news: 2008 charitable giving by Americans declined by only 2 percent from 2007, which had marked the strongest year for philanthropy this nation ever saw. According to Giving USA, which this week released the results of its annual report, Americans contributed a total of $307.65 billion to charitable causes. The bad news is that with...
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When Did Abortion Become a Jewish Right? My knowledge of the Hebrew scriptures and Talmud must be far worse than I imagined. I cannot come up with anything anywhere to support your editorial claim that legalized abortion is a "cherished" Jewish freedom ("Yea or Nay for Nominee?" May 28). Howard R. Lurie King of Prussia Praise of Court Candidate May...
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