Most importantly, the Philadelphia Jewish Voice has prepared Voter Guides for the following races giving candidates stands on the issues of concern to the Jewish community, from the security of the state of Israel, the war against Iraq, separation between Church and State, reproductive choice, stem cell research, ...
Please forward links to these voter guides to your contacts in the area. Information on other races may be available on request.
Santorum's vote enabling Halliburton to continue trading with Iran featured in last month's article, has sparked considerable feedback, including two editorials in the Washington Times defending Santorum. The question was raised at the recent Casey-Santorum debate. You can read in our current issue how Santorum defended himself.
Meanwhile, the NJDC unveiled their list of "The Backwards Eighteen" on Jewish issues, including five local Congressmen, our parenting column suggests some ways to keep your children's future in mind as you prepare to vote, and our In The Own Words section is privileged to record the stands of Lois Murphy and Jim Gerlach on Israel, Iraq, Iran and a host of other subjects as they were presented in the Temple Beth Hillel Beth El Sukkah.
In other news, we have all of our usual features:
We are sorry to
announce that our Living Judaism editor Rabbi Goldie Milgram
is stepping down in order to pursue an important new
opportunity. However, our loss is New York's gain as she has been appointed Director of Innovative Jewish Programming at the
92nd Street Y. Rabbi Milgram's columns in the Philadelphia
Jewish Voice have been adopted and adapted by newspapers, conferences and websites worldwide including
Beliefnet, Moment Magazine and Limmud England.
Adena Potok assuming the helm of the Living Judaism column. The insightful d'var torah on Pashat Noach by Mike Weilbacher which she has chosen this month continues the tradition which Rabbi Milgram began, of stimulating comments, and we hope our readers will be as eager to read each new installment of Living Judaism as we are. Adena Potok can be reached at judaism @ pjvoice.com.
While Adena will be focusing on the Living Judaism column, the publisher, on behalf of our readers and staff, salutes her for her leadership and skill over the last year as editor-in chief.
Meanwhile, the overall
editorial direction of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice is
being assumed by the publisher with the assistance of Michelle Cohen, our
new editorial assistant studying at the University of
Pennsylvania. Editorial inquiries should be sent to Dan and
Michelle at editor @ pjvoice.com.
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