Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775

In a recent speech at a Washington, D.C. celebration of the American Jewish Committee's centennial, prominent Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua provoked and angered his audience when he told them that their lives were, more or less, pointless. What he said was that the only place where Jews could keep their identity was in the State of Israel - and that...
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One thing I've noticed after working in Center City for 36 years - aside from the fact that the young people seem to be getting far more numerous and far younger than ever before - is that so few people dress for work. No one's going to congratulate me for that insight and, by writing such a sentence, I know...
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Hopes for co-existence live, but they must be placed in the context of ongoing strife
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Visitors to Israel are often hard-pressed to assimilate much of what they see. But occasionally, all of the disparate elements of Israeli society with its heavy baggage of history, culture and politics can be placed into a comprehensible perspective. Such a moment came for me last week while attending the International Conference of Jewish Newspaper Editors. Among the many interesting...
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Bet on the Bright Side Timing, as they say, is everything, whether the arena is stand-up comedy, professional athletics or high-stakes investing. One financier admired for his business acumen - and knowing just when to strike - is U.S. mega-tycoon Warren Buffett. Once again, he may be on to something that the rest of us just don't see, since last...
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Pizza, T-Shirts and a Real Resolve to​ End Genocide At the April 30 rally for Darfur in Washington, D.C., thousands of people came from around the nation, and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley sent eight full buses (Cover story: “A Profound Cry of ‘Never Again!’ ” May 4). One of the buses was filled with more than 50 USYers...
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