Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

The plan put forward by Saudi Arabia for Middle East peace has received backing from the Arab world and tacit encouragement from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It sounds good in some respects -- in that it actually does call for the Arab world to recognize Israel. But the devil in this scheme is, as it has always been since...
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The week of Passover is an apt time to consider the continuing effort by many in this country to demonize immigrants to this country. As a people who were once "strangers in a strange land," our tradition teaches that compassion for outsiders is an accurate measure of the virtues of a society. That is especially true because American Jews, like...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
I have long looked to the Starbucks coffee empire as a source for ideas about reinvigorating the synagogue experience. As I once wrote in an essay, your typical Starbucks serves as a model and metaphor for community-building: "The physical setting is often exquisite, the seating is conducive to lingering and conversation, the music is current and tasteful, the price of...
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Saul Singer
How much further must our politics turn upside-down for some to notice that the Israeli public and leadership want a Palestinian state more than the Palestinian leadership? Yet the assumption remains -- and not just among Israel's harsher critics -- that the Palestinians want a state, and Israel is the one standing in the way. The persecution complex of Israel...
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Media Clippings
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Only in a spot as provincial and hidebound as the greater Philadelphia area could a spat erupt between two magazines over the simple fact that they have remarkably similar titles. But that's what's happened between Main Line Today and its newest competitor, Mainline magazine. And according to Monica Yant Kinney's column in the March 11 Philadelphia Inquirer, the case has...
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