Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

By:
Leonard Fein
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 15 was widely praised as confirmation of the old warrior's turn toward peace. Even Ha'aretz, Israel's most resolutely liberal major newspaper, called it "a speech of historical importance." Perhaps. Medical technology, for all its sophistication, has yet to develop any machinery that will enable...
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By:
Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Tell American Jews about a disaster anywhere in the world, and they rush to respond. Whether it be the tsunami in Southeast Asia or the war in Kosovo, the Jewish community has always contributed resources out of proportion to its numbers. And last month, we were presented with yet another horrific disaster. The response? Silence. While Jews are falling over...
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K.I.'s Support for Israel Evolved Over 60 Years While I welcomed the Jewish Exponent's decision to run a story on our congregation's new Israel program, I am concerned that it (City & Suburb: "Once a Holdout, K.I. Now Stands Behind the Jewish State," Sept. 15) seems to have left readers with the wrong impression about K.I. and Israel. K.I.'s shift...
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By:
Adina Matusow, JE Feature
What would you do if you woke up to find that your marriage had been prearranged by your parents? You'd probably reject the idea, just as the three elder daughters did in "Fiddler on the Roof." Each daughter had insisted upon the importance of finding true love, and each wanted to seek a match of her own: the eldest with...
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Israeli journalist Fiamma Nirenstein writes in The New York Sun ( www.nysun.com ) on Sept. 16 that some Jewish extremists are echoing Israel's enemies when they talk about Ariel Sharon: "Something weird has happened after the disengagement, and I feel worried. There was, once upon a time, not such a big bunch of people, who shared a common and not...
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