Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

By:
Sharon Duke Estroff
When I was 8, I had names picked out for all of my future offspring (a dozen baby girls). At 13, I had my own babysitting business.
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By:
Lee B. Rosenfield
Marriage equality is arguably the most important civil rights issue at this time. I am a 44-year-old man who has been in a loving and committed relationship with my "husband" for 17 years. We live in New Jersey with our two children and two dogs. My partner and I cannot get married because New Jersey currently does not recognize marriage...
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By:
David Bedein
While the Palestinian Authority has witnessed unprecedented economic growth of late, life for 4 million descendants of Arab refugees who live inside or contiguous to their presumably "temporary" facilities has remained stagnant. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which oversees the life of Arab refugees, premises all its policies on adherence to the "right of return" to villages...
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It's certainly no more than a coincidence that within a two-week period, the Anti-Defamation League is slated to elect its first Muslim board member and the local affiliate of the Presbyterian Church USA voted to reject an effort by its parent organization to divest from companies doing business with Israel. These two developments, reported first in this week's Jewish Exponent...
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By:
Malcolm Lazin
I am a LGBT Jew with strong ties to Israel. As a collegian, I spent a summer working on a kibbutz and have returned to Israel on a mission sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and for World Pride in Jerusalem, which occurred during the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. Given these strong connections, I am proud...
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