Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

By:
Stu Goldman
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With the revival of the peace process heralded by the visit of President Bush to Israel and the Palestinian territories last week, debates about the rights and wrongs of the issues at stake are revving up. As such, Israelis and American Jews are engaged in arguments about settlements, borders and the future of Jerusalem. And those discussions will continue, whether...
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Many American Jews will be attending a seder this week, but not because they're three months early for Passover. The celebration of Tu B'Shevat -- the New Year of Trees -- which this year falls on Tuesday, Jan. 22, seems to be spreading far and wide. The growing concern over the environment and issues like global warming has had an...
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Another Local Resident Declined Christian Bible The article on church-state separation and education was very interesting (City & Suburb: "Religion in the Schools: Debate Never Falters," Dec. 27). However, Ellery Schempp, whose complaint led to a change in the law, was not the only one who chose not to listen to prayers in public school. My father died on Jan...
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By:
Sholomo Avineri
Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the issue of Jerusalem in which he expressed the concern of Jews everywhere about the future of Israel's capital. This is obvious and self-evident. But the thrust of his letter lay in the suggestion that while he recognizes Israel's...
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