Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Ariel Beery
As Israeli soldiers remain in Lebanon in the uncertain aftermath of a difficult war, members of a new Jewish generation are responding through the prism of their quest to fix the world. These Jewishly educated and religiously minded youth have decided to raise money for both Lebanese and Israeli war victims. The pairing of these victims is crucial. As Daniel...
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By:
Lori Schneide
I was sitting in a maklat -- a bomb shelter -- in Haifa one breezy morning in July, when a young American woman next to me stopped crying long enough to say with the cadent punctuation of youth, "Why is everyone so calm?" In that moment, the light in the windowless room seemed to change. People sat in clusters, handing...
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More Than One Road to Quality Jewish Education While I understand the enthusiasm and passion for day schools (Editorial, Aug. 24), I am dismayed that the Jewish Exponent would not have included synagogue schools as a powerful alternative. Having served for 16 years as headmaster of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, and for five years as the...
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There's little doubt that few Americans have forgotten where they were when they first learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Nor have we forgotten the way the horrifying images of that day -- graphically conveyed by television -- were seared into our brains and our hearts. But as we approach...
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Santorum's fate could be decided by the Jewish community's political priorities
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For the last three decades, observers of American Jewish life have struggled with the question of whether or not foreign-policy issues should overwhelm domestic concerns in the battle for Jewish votes. But in November, this debate ought to get the attention of a wider audience. That is because it may well be on this seemingly arcane question that the fate...
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