Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

Hold on a Minute -- We're Doing Our Part! I was offended by Arthur Hill's letter ("Checks Work, but What About Some Volunteers?" Aug. 31). Right before reading the Jewish Exponent that week, I had been speaking to my daughter in Jerusalem. She left her safe, comfortable home at the height of the recent Israel-Lebanon conflict to supervise a group...
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The spectacle called the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations has always made for great theater. Publicity-hungry world leaders flock to the media capital of the world like moths to a flame. But last week's version of the annual rite of fall fell far below even the usually low standards of behavior that is expected there...
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There is an expression that states that you really can't be a good Jew on a desert island. There is truth in this phrase, even if it's a bit unfair to castaways. The point is, being a Jew means being part of a community. For too many of us in this "bowling alone" world of isolation -- living in developments...
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Stu Goldman
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Jewish roots of leaders less important than the divide at the heart of the GOP
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The late liberal activist Allard Lowenstein was fond of recalling the time that he bucked a boycott of French President Georges Pompidou's address to a joint session of Congress in March 1970. Before his murder in 1980 at the hands of a former aide, I heard Lowenstein speak of the incident when pro-Israel members of Congress stayed away from Pompidou's...
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