Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

What Are They Being Taught at Swarthmore? Your recent article detailing the latest talks at Swarthmore College, which were aimed at bringing different perspectives when it concerns the Arab-Israeli conflict, coupled with the war on terror, failed to show the bigger, troubling picture at Swarthmore (City & Suburb: "Events Try to Make Dent in Anti-Israel Feeling," April 6). Swarthmore will...
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For observers of the Middle East, hope for a fundamental shift toward peace remains eternal. The pattern of Arab attack, Israeli response and hypocritical international criticism of the Jewish state is so familiar that it seems almost leaden. We yearn for an event or a chain of events that will end the repetition of dry, dull clichés about a so-called...
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Stu Goldman
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Morton Klein
After the recent Israeli elections, many commentators, including editorialists in The New York Times and The Washington Post and even the Jewish Exponent, have taken the outcome to mean that the Israeli electorate endorses further unilateral withdrawals. But that's not true. There was a close finish between the left of center pro-withdrawal parties and the right of center anti-withdrawal parties,...
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Don't let non-Exodus theme Seders overshadow the original story
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Are the four most unpopular words of the seder in North America the last four? The concluding refrain of the Haggadah is a rousing messianic pledge “Next Year in Jerusalem!” Yet I wonder how many American Jews are actually saying, let alone singing, this messianic pledge nowadays? According to surveys of American Jewish life, a Passover seder is the most...
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