Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775

Biased, Offensive Books Don't Deserve Praise! In his review of Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov's new anti-intermarriage treatise, Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? (Books & Writers: "The Marriage Imbroglio," March 29), Robert Leiter says that Shemtov's "clearheaded explanations" for why Jews shouldn't intermarry "can hardly be refuted." To the contrary, they can hardly be sustained. To suggest, as Leiter does,...
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While much of the world and many American Jews were seeking to distance themselves from Israel's fight for security last summer, a 22-year-old native of Bucks County gave his life so that the Jewish people may live. Michael Levin, a young man who made aliyah, was killed in battle during Israel's war with Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon. His sacrifice was...
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Media Clippings
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If you're like me, when you think of a publication like Money , you imagine it being filled with articles about discovering your home's secret financial potential, as well as with guides to the best hedge funds and reasons to buy that second home as a wise investment -- which is generally the case. So when I ran across a...
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New play revisits both heroism and disgrace of Americans during the Holocaust
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According to a growing number of academics and political extremists, the Jews have too much power in America. This backlash against the so-called "Israel Lobby" has predictably caused many to wonder whether the assertive voice of contemporary Jewish political activism is too loud, too brash and, most of all, too pushy in making its case. Those who wonder what the...
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Among the most important things public servants can do is to conduct themselves in such a way as to inspire public confidence in the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. Unfortunately, the grades for this all-too-basic test of behavior for two leading political figures result in a resounding "F." The men in question are Rep. Joe Sestak,...
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