Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

By:
Aliza Zeff
As a traditionally apolitical person, I have not been passionate about right- or left-wing politics in Israel. But after making aliyah from Philadelphia five months ago, that has changed.
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel
President Barack Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East...
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By:
Mike Weilbacher
Sundown Friday night marks the beginning of Tu ­B’She­vat, the New Year for trees. In shuls across the region, Jews mark the occasion in a variety of ways, many recreating the seder invented by those clever kabbalists in Tzfat 500 years ago, drinking four glasses of wine that progress from winter white to the deep red of summer. But what...
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There are way too many guns in our society and some in the community express relief over a middle-school nmerger.
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The coincidental convergence of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, new gun control initiatives and the holiday of Tu B’Shevat compels us to face an inconvenient truth: When it comes to domestic policies that affect our families, our planet and our future, we’ve still got a long way to go. President Barack Obama touched on some of these issues...
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