Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775
ZOA Should Focus on BDS, Not ADL Jews have enough serious issues to discuss without resorting to name-calling. In an op-ed piece in the Jewish Exponent of June 18 (“Why Opposing Anti-BDS Legislation Is Wrong”), Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, attacked Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, who had written an article in the...
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Appreciate Interfaith’s Impact In “One for the ‘Nones’ ” (June 25), the editor refers to Steven M. Cohen saying that “objection to intermarriage” is a “community-sustaining position.” We beg to differ. The Jewish community is growing in substantial part because more interfaith families and their children are identifying as Jewish, as the recent Pew survey — also cited by the...
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Full Disclosure Needed at ‘Exponent’ Arthur Waskow’s letter is spot-on (June 11, “ Lamenting the End of an Era”). The venerable Exponent has gotten into financial trouble for the same reason that the local Federation has long punched below its demographic weight: The right-wing bent of the Jewish Publication Group and the Federation machers, respectively, has alienated the Philly Jewish...
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Jewish Leaders Unaware of Climate We Live In I’m just incredulous at what provokes outrage in our present-day Jewish leadership (Opinion, “Ancient Torah Speaks to Today’s Climate Crisis,” May 14). On the one hand, we have periodic outbursts of virulent anti-Semitism, including killings, beatings and constant verbal assaults on both the streets and on the campuses of all Western countries...
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Two readers debate the merits of throwing Philadelphia's annual Israeli Independence Day celebration in conjunction with Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies, and another lauds Jewish city councilman hopeful Allan Domb.
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