Saturday, December 10, 2016 Kislev 10, 5777

Letter-Writer Displays Hardly Any Civility at All I find it ironic that adjacent to your July 23 editorial headed "A Hunger for Civility," there's a letter to the editor that blatantly lacks civility ("I'll Even Vote for Palin, If She Can Beat Obama"). It clearly illustrates your point, citing rabbinic literature, that the Temple was destroyed because of sinat hinam...
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Right on schedule, the proverbial dog days of summer are upon us -- those hot, sultry days when the blast of heat smacks you in the face the moment you step outside. Those days that herald the melancholy end-of-summer blues that few of us can escape. No matter what our age, we use these pre-Labor Day weeks to cling to...
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By:
Sally Friedman
I was recently standing with my husband in the vast lobby of the Borgata, presumably Atlantic City's eighth wonder of the world. The place was opulent, naughty and dizzying, sometimes all at once. But I was remembering another Atlantic City, the one so familiar to legions of Jewish Philadelphians, the one my grandmother called "Tlontic City." There were no glittering...
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Kenneth H. Ryesky
On Aug. 11, 2004, while leading a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by Gratz College, I predicted that charities and other tax-exempt organizations could expect more stringent oversight by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Congress, and that such official attention would come to affect Jewish communal life. Unmistakable signals of a coming crackdown had been apparent in the...
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By:
Lori Lowenthal Marcus
There's a particularly chilling scene in the movie "The Pianist," starring Adrien Brody. It comes at a critical moment when the train's already chugging along on the path to insanity and destruction, but before all was destroyed. In it, the family of the protagonist has been forced into the Warsaw ghetto. The head of the family is sitting at a...
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