Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Don't Turn Our Backs on Intermarried Couples! We read with interest the two columns on intermarriage (Opinions: "Traitor or Tribe Member? Handling the Intermarried," Aug. 16). We think that Shmuley Boteach's approach is the only one we should heed. Research on conversion has shown that it takes about 17 years for a person to feel comfortable enough to convert. Given...
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Media Clippings
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Earlier this year, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute launched a new bimonthly eZine geared for Jewish women called 614. There have been four issues so far, and from the looks of them, the endeavor has been a success, both visuallyand editorially. According to a press release distributed several months ago, HBI was bent on sparking "conversation among Jewish women" via 614, which...
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By:
Leonard Fein
On the surface, the question of how Jews should regard the genocide of Armenians should be an easy call. Here, for example, is the text of a cable that Henry Morgenthau, Sr., then America's ambassador to Turkey, sent to the State Department on July 10, 1915: "Persecution of Armenians assuming unprecedented proportions. Reports from widely scattered districts indicate systematic attempt...
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Caroline Glick
Sometimes terror doesn't have to pay. Reports last week that Fatah Prime Minister Salaam Fayad had paid the annual salaries of members of Hamas's army in Gaza caused U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to shoot off a livid letter to Fayad. Cantor, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, had just returned from leading a Republican Congressional delegation to...
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Baffled by Biased Article Against Bush Veto Threat The lead article in the Jewish Exponent titled "Bush Threat to Veto Children's Insurance Baffles Groups," from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency did not deal with the issues (Cover story, Aug. 9). Only in the last paragraphs, at the bottom of page 18, does the writer mention some problems with the legislation. He...
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