Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
It's our first childless Chanukah in 22 years. Our older daughter has settled in Boston, living in an apartment with three other roommates who will light menorahs of their own. Our younger daughter, a college freshman, will no doubt have many candle-igniting options between Hillel, Chabad and dorm-room gatherings. It seems a bit odd to contemplate Chanukah with just adults...
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Almost a year ago, in the Dec. 21, 2006 issue, the Jewish Exponent ran a profile of a local artist named Luc Sonnet, who had recently performed a digital-art exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, there was a problem with that story: Though the art in question was real, the man's name was not. What's more, parts of the...
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Contact State Legislators Over Iran Divestment Bill It may be politically correct to equate the efforts of State Rep. Babette Josephs' Sudan divestment bill with State Rep. Josh Shapiro's broader Iran Pension System Divestment Initiative, which includes Sudan as well as North Korea and Syria (Editorial: "Legislative Inertia: No Excuse for Inaction," Nov. 21). But it is also naive and...
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By:
Naomi Chazan
The Annapolis conference held last week in Maryland coincided with the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the U.N. Partition Plan. The principle of two states for two peoples laid down then is -- despite the time that has elapsed, the changes that have occurred in the interim, the missed opportunities and the continuation of violent conflict -- as valid...
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By:
Bernard Harrison
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, during his recent visit to Washington, stated in widely reported remarks that the resurgence of anti-Semitic propaganda and associated violence around the world should not be minimized or explained away, but attacked head-on. Sarkozy recalled being aghast to hear a Gaullist minister dismissing recent anti-Semitic violence in France with the throwaway line, "Yes, there are synagogues...
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