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Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Helping HandsThe 2004 annual Bais Yaakov convention was held in Detroit over the weekend of November 18-21 (5-8 Kislev). Our school, Bais Yaakov of Ramapo, arranged for other girls’ schools in the metropolitan area to accompany us by bus from New York to Detroit. After an uplifting and inspiring convention, the bus was headed back […]

 

Posted on: January 26th, 2005

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Galut Mentality“In every generation one is obligated to see himself as if he has exited Egypt.” (Passover Haggadah)When the Jews left Egypt and were trapped between the Egyptian army and the sea, there were many who advocated going back to Egypt and slavery. Understandable, but nevertheless the epitome of galut mentality. Had they prevailed, we […]

 

Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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Whatever Happened To Modesty?I do not understand what is going on with klal Yisrael. Every few weeks we hear of a new tumult – about Indian hair, bugs in the water, kohanim being on certain roads where there are cemeteries, etc.Why don’t we hear any tumult about tznius? I walk the streets of Brooklyn every […]

 

Posted on: January 5th, 2005

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The Much Appreciated Dr. AdelsonI know it’s rather late, but I just found out that your columnist Dr. Howard L. Adelson, who was my professor at City University of New York, passed away last year.I am an American Indian and a Christian who loves Israel. Dr. Adelson made himself available to set me straight (graciously) […]

 

Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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Bush And KnishesI’m new to The Jewish Press, or maybe I should say The Jewish Press is new to me. I live in the Miami area, and only recently began reading your paper as a result of my newly kindled interest in Judaism. There’s so much to read each week, and I particularly appreciate the […]

 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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Lyrical EssayWe’ve come to expect moving and profound insights from Rachel Weiss’s pre-holiday front-page essays, and Ms. Weiss certainly didn’t disappoint us with “Forever Burning, Forever Yearning” (Dec. 10). There is a lyrical quality to her writing that one does not necessarily associate with works of Torah scholarship, but make no mistake – her articles […]

 

Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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Mail We Like (I)I’m undoubtedly biased, since Harry Danning was my uncle, but I couldn’t agree more with you regarding the pathetic obituary The New York Times ran (‘Au Revoir, Harry Danning,’ Media Monitor column, Dec. 10).Thanks for your article.David DanningBrookline, MAMail We Like (II)I would like to commend The Jewish Press for Naomi Klass […]

 

Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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Our Shameful ‘Leaders’A wave of nausea overcame me as I read that ‘more than 70 prominent Jewish religious and communal leaders, with direct ties to leading organizations … have sent a letter to Secretary of State-designate and current National Security Adviser Rice effectively urging her to pressure Israel into concessions’ (‘The Pressure to Pressure,’ editorial, […]

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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Right GesturesThe Israeli government has decided to once again make ‘good will’ gestures by pulling the army back and releasing many terrorists. This has been done dozens of times in the past with disastrous results.Mr. Sharon, how about good will gestures to the Jewish people for a change? These can include: reasserting control over har […]

 

Posted on: November 24th, 2004

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Misguided EndorsementYour endorsement of George W. Bush for a second term is misguided.Have you forgotten that from the beginning of 2001, the administration has taken a laissez faire position with regard to Israel? This exacerbated the tension of September 2000 when Sharon went to the wall and Arafat began his Intifada while the attention of […]

 

Posted on: November 24th, 2004

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Best Of Times, Worst Of TimesThis November, American Jews have an extra reason for thanksgiving as we happily participate in numerous celebratory events to mark the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the United States – a venerable and wonderful milestone. Simultaneously, Israelis despondently disengage from their nine-times-older history. Despite Arab attacks, Israel finalizes its […]

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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Jewish Apathy (I)The vehement, sometimes violent, reaction Mr. Ishmael Khaldi experienced in response to his support for Israel (“Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks Me,” op-ed, Oct. 15) is, unfortunately, not limited to college campuses.Articles I had put up on my website, which did nothing more than support Israel, received an avalanche of condemnations and […]

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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Life Of LiesIt was fitting that the terrorist Arafat was the leader of the so-called Palestinian people. Arafat lied his whole life about being born in Israel when in fact he was born in Cairo. He lied just like most of the Muslim world is lying when they say the Jewish land of Israel is […]

 

Posted on: November 12th, 2004

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When Sharon Was SharonSome words from Ariel Sharon’s 1995 eulogy for Ofrah Felix, who was murdered by terrorists:“I remember her as a little girl in the Shomron horizons, one of the followers of this beautiful and difficult land. How can we eulogize a 19 year old girl? A girl who is a sacrifice to concessions […]

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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True ContritionI recently received three 100-dollar bills in the mail from ‘Ploni Almoni.’ Enclosed was a note from the sender, who confessed that many years ago he accidentally dented my car. He asked to be pardoned for that act.I vaguely remembered the incident, but most impressive to me was that this gentleman did real teshuvah. […]

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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Unite Behind The WinnerDuring a Thursday morning interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Boston Red Sox pitching star Curt Schilling looked into the camera and said, “Tell everybody to vote, and vote Bush next week.” Many were excited to hear this beloved pitcher endorse President Bush. Well, the people have spoken. Our democratic electoral process […]

 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2004

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Dej? VuThe story of the abandonment of the Jews during the Holocaust, retold in Marvin Kalb’s marvelous front-page essay (“Misreporting the Holocaust,” Oct. 22), is of course a sad one. Kalb reminds us how Franklin Roosevelt, an aristocratic blue-blood, and The New York Times with its weak Jewish owners, cared little about the Jews.It should […]

 

Posted on: October 27th, 2004

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Selective And DeceptiveI thought your readers would be interested in the following letter that I sent to The New York Times.Ed KochNew York, NYTo the Editor:In today’s [Sept. 21] article reporting the decapitation by terrorists in Iraq of American civilian Eugene Armstrong, The Times reporter wrote:“In the video of the beheading, an insurgent wearing a […]

 

Posted on: October 20th, 2004

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Rather Lame ApologyIt’s ironic that Dan Rather’s mea culpa concerning the forged memos has come amidst the aseret yemei teshuva. But when one considers Mr. Rather’s admission of guilt, one crucial component was strikingly absent – no apology was given to President Bush.Halacha is unequivocal: anyone who wishes to repent after committing a sin against […]

 

Posted on: October 13th, 2004

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Tentacles Of DestructionThe tentacles of death and destruction are seen in print on the front page every day. The world is now getting a taste of the intifada.Death and destruction are being caused by the spread of Islamism worldwide. Do we nip it in the bud, Bush style, or cut and run and appease the […]

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