Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

Departing Consul Thanks Philadelphia Community In the Jewish tradition, in the Talmud, it says: Potchim bi'chvoda shel aa'ch'sanya , which means in English: "We open by praising the host." As I prepare to return to my home in Israel, after serving four years as Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, I must praise my...
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Media Clippings Whenever intellectual quarterlies approach the issue of Israel -- and especially if it's a journal I admire -- I tend to cringe. Such was the case when I picked up a recent volume of Salmagundi . On the cover, I read the words Zionism and Apartheid , which was the headline affixed to an essay by Derek Cohen...
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Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe
The screams and wailing could be heard as far as the distant parking lot. A young orphan, I was frightened by the noise. I clung to my mother's and uncle's hands as we left the lot and neared the graves. Gazing through the iron gates of the cemetery, I could see the sources of the cries huddled in groups around...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS Time magazine's Summer Olympic preview edition made quite an impression sitting there on the newsstands last week. The initial draw was unquestionably the cover, always a Time strong point. There were two of them this time out. One showed a tight closeup of LeBron James, basketball in hand, who was identified as the "Leader of the Redeem Team."...
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Article on Soldier's Family Glorifies Intermarriage A recent front-page article (Cover story: "Local Father Off to Iraq," July 10), prompted me to write. It concerned an interfaith couple, where the non-Jewish spouse was going off to Iraq to serve his country. While that is a very commendable thing to do and he should be saluted for it, the rest of...
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