Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

A Message of Life This year, once again, the local Jewish community and others will come together to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The ceremony, weather-permitting, will take place at the site of the city's memorial to the Six Million that stands on the corner of 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For decades, survivors have flocked to...
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What's the Problem? Maybe Saying 'Next Year' Jews say, "Next year in Jerusalem" at Pesach, and God "makes a note" to bring all Jews to Jerusalem the following holiday season (A Matter of Opinion: "Choose Your Metaphor," April 13). Some Jews even say, "Next year in Jerusalem" at the conclusion of Yom Kippur, so God thinks, "Well, perhaps they need...
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Caroline Glick
Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was a 42-year-old father of eight when he died on the evening of April 12. As Jews were beginning their Pesach seders and retelling the story of the exodus from Egypt and their rebirth as a free nation, Abu al-Hawa was being tortured by Fatah terrorists. As the seder meal was eaten, he was shot seven times...
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Douglas Bloomfield
The decline and fall of Rep. Tom DeLay could prove to be good news for the pro-Israel cause and Republicans eager to woo Jewish voters. But it will only happen if the disgraced former House majority leader takes with him the bitter partisanship and extremism that have defined his tenure on Capitol Hill. The Texas Republican was an uncomfortable ally...
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Payoff for 'Lobby' conspiracy theorists would be Jewish silence on Iran threat
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The controversy over two leading academics who published a scurrilous essay claiming that Israel and its American "Lobby" control American foreign policy is, mercifully, starting to die down. The pair, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, have been roundly criticized by figures spanning the political spectrum for pawning...
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