Sunday, June 26, 2016 Sivan 20, 5776
At Holiday Time, Ask the Wealthy to Aid the Poor The debate concerning the Darfur asylum-seekers in Israel (Editorial: "Succor for Sudanese," Aug. 16) can be easily remedied. As noted in the editorial, a major sticking-point is financial: how to pay for the ongoing influx in the face of the crushing poverty experienced by thousands of Israelis left behind in...
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Don't Turn Our Backs on Intermarried Couples! We read with interest the two columns on intermarriage (Opinions: "Traitor or Tribe Member? Handling the Intermarried," Aug. 16). We think that Shmuley Boteach's approach is the only one we should heed. Research on conversion has shown that it takes about 17 years for a person to feel comfortable enough to convert. Given...
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Baffled by Biased Article Against Bush Veto Threat The lead article in the Jewish Exponent titled "Bush Threat to Veto Children's Insurance Baffles Groups," from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency did not deal with the issues (Cover story, Aug. 9). Only in the last paragraphs, at the bottom of page 18, does the writer mention some problems with the legislation. He...
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Hebrew Charter Doesn't Breach Church-State Wall The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on the Ben Gamla Charter School, a Jewish charter school soon to open in Hollywood, Fla. (Cover story: "Florida Opens First Hebrew Public School," Aug. 2). When most people think of religious charter schools, they imagine private religious schools operating as charters. But there are many ways a charter...
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Israel Owes It to Soldiers to Come to Their Rescue Bernie Dishler's impassioned letter, "Captured Soldiers Require Help From the Public," (Letters, July 26) was yet another reminder that three Israeli men have yet to be released -- or heard from. Dishler compares their fate to that of the Soviet refuseniks who we picketed for en masse in the 1970s...
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