Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
While reaching out to intermarried couples is important, one writer says this does not ensure that children down the line will remain connected to Jewish life. Two others voice support of a recent op-ed calling for the inclusion of gay children in Orthodox Judaism.
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Story on Holocaust Markers Hits Home Your Jan. 30 paper featured an article (Headlines: “Casting Stones of Remembrance for a Holocaust Victim”) about Stolpersteines, stumbling blocks, which are small brass markers commemorating Jews who died or fled during the Holocaust. The picture showed the grandsons of Dr. Felix Blumenfeld participating in the dedication of a plaque in memory of their...
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Olympics Stories Ignore Anti-Gay Laws I am deeply saddened that the Jewish Exponent, which has been a part of my life since my earliest childhood memories, has chosen to ignore the plight of sexual minorities and instead, in its Olympics coverage on Feb. 6, has written celebrations of what can easily be compared to the 1936 Olympics, which Hitler used...
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One reader feels that diplomacy with Iran has already failed, while another questions the legitimacy of the Jewish push to release Jonathan Pollard.
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Challenging Challenger’s ACA Assumptions I got a chuckle out of the Robert Guzzardi story (Headlines: “Challenging Corbett From the Right,” Jan. 9). Guzzardi, a Tea Party Republican and ZOA board member, claims to be “Torah-centric,” yet opposes the Affordable Care Act. Halachah regards health care as a right, not a privilege. Further, according to research conducted by former Philadelphian Rabbi...
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