Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

Next week's Congressional elections have produced a lively and at times nasty debate between the Democratic and Republican parties as they battle for Jewish votes. As has been the case in recent years, the Republicans are trying diligently to make inroads in the Democrats' solid Jewish majorities and are using the question of support for Israel as their wedge issue...
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Every time anything happens in Israel, Israelis always seem to ask themselves -- and everyone else who will listen -- how will this affect the chances for peace? It's an interesting exercise, and events, such as the entry of Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party into the coalition of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, make excellent fodder for discussion, with...
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Who Gets the Blame If the War Continues? Opposition to the war in Iraq is getting extremely narrow in its focus (Cover story: "Parties Joust Over Merits of an Issue," Oct. 12). One major theme is that everything is President Bush's fault, and a minor theme is that everything is the Israeli lobby's and Israel's fault. During the Vietnam war,...
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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 Some, of course, will reflexively pull the voting lever for a Democratic Party that no longer represents our interests, but many will choose to support candidates for Congress and the U.S. Senate who truly represent interests of the Jewish community.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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