Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

Women's Work
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Quietly, unobtrusively, Jewish Woman magazine, a glossy quarterly put out by Jewish Women International, which is based in Washington, D.C., has reached its 10th anniversary -- and has marked the occasion with one of its strongest editions. (There's also an online version that can be accessed by going to: www.jwmag.org .) The fall issue has a pretty standard mix for...
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Hillary and Rudy are both in the lead, but electability means more to Democrats
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With the first of the 2008 caucuses and primaries only months away, the endless presidential campaign is about to be clarified as the long list of candidates without a prayer are winnowed down to the few viable contenders. In recent decades, the conventional political wisdom has been that the process by which our two major political parties choose a presidential...
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's propaganda tour of New York City, and his offensive speeches at Columbia University and the United Nations, provoked a variety of reactions. But among the most astonishing is that his presence incited the editorial column of The Philadelphia Inquirer to claim that this was the perfect opportunity to "engage" with a leader of a country that...
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I was pleased to respond positively to the request of Leonard Barrack, the chair of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, to chair the Jewish Publishing Group, the publishers of the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine. I have been familiar with the newspaper for decades, have admired its quality, and am aware of how it...
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Visiting Israeli Jurist's No True Judge of Democracy The report about former Israeli Supreme Court chief justice Aharon Barak coming to the National Constitution Center to lecture Philadelphians about democracy was hilarious (City & Suburb: "To Mark Constitution's Birthday, Judge Considers Democratic Process," Sept. 20). Your article noted that "Barak is not without his critics" in Israel. That's quite an...
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