Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

By:
Susan Strom
The morning after the 2004 election, I found myself out on my front lawn pulling up signs for Kerry/ Edwards and weeping into the cold, whipping wind. I confess my thoughts went to another mad person on the heath, King Lear. Like this character from the famous Shakesperian tragedy, I felt utterly helpless. And I wondered: What will it take...
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By:
Steven L. Friedman and Myles H. Tanenbaum
On Nov. 7, the Jewish community in Pennsylvania faces a challenge and a unique opportunity. Some, of course, will reflexively pull the voting lever for a Democratic Party that no longer represents our interests, but many will choose to support candidates for Congress and the U.S. Senate who truly represent interests of the Jewish community. At the core is the...
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In the last two months, American Jews have responded with appropriate urgency to the call to support Israel in the wake of its war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. For weeks, literally thousands of terrorist missiles rained down on northern Israeli cities, towns and villages. The resulting damage was devastating, physically and emotionally. So, too, was the impact on the nation's...
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The Community Must Act to Curb Gun Violence I was moved by Diane Edbril's piece (Opinion: "Will Guns Seal the Fate of Children in the 'Book of Life?' " Oct. 12). Edbril urged the Jewish community to take a strong position to prevent gun violence -- a timely plea. Why should we as Jews feel compelled to act? Many of...
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By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Pictures Lack Context ... and Truth Columnist Richard Cohen writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on Sept. 26 that no one should be surprised about how misleading pictures can be: "Thomas Hoepker's photo 'Brooklyn, New York, September 11, 2001' has achieved...
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