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Recent developments in Israel policy have been troubling. The suspension of the Cabinet resolution to support “one Wall for one people” and the new conversion bill that was approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation that changes the status quo of conversion for Israel are disconcerting and saddening for many Diaspora Jews. It creates a rift between our people that can have devastating consequences.

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I am a pediatrician. In that role, I take care of many children with special health needs. That means that they have a chronic disease, a health problem that won’t go away. They live with a disease every day of their lives. Overall in the United States, there are about 15 million children with special health needs. (https://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/population-characteristics/children-special-health-care-needs.html ) That is nearly 20 percent of all children.

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Diaspora needs to continue to support Israel

Last week the Israeli government went back on its word about a new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.

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Condoning the hate it condemns

The letter from officers of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC), charitably speaking, can only be interpreted as the result of ideological blindness.

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GKCIC takes a stand against rally

We call upon the Kansas City community to join with us, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, in rejecting any agenda that furthers hate, violence and discrimination.

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Ever since I was a young child and took my first trip to Israel, I knew that it held a special place in my heart. I did not know quite what it was at the time, but I knew that I had to return at some point. My family and I took our second trip to the Holy Land for my younger brother’s Bar Mitzvah, and I left with that same feeling inside of me.

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In May, a group of 10 HBHA alumni worked to restore honor to a Jewish cemetery in Wodzislaw, Poland. Shown here in front of salvaged matzevot (memorial stones) are Jordan Pollack (back row from left), Mikayla Davis, David (Doobie) Robinow, Avery Parkhurst, Sam Matsil, Joel Gutovitz and Daniel Jezmer. Front row: Turner Sousley, Leah Levy, Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis and Ethan Kaseff.

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Gross misrepresentation of facts

As a former resident of Dearborn, Michigan, I find Lee Levin’s letter published in the June 15, 2017, issue of The Chronicle inconsistent with reality, and a gross misrepresentation of life in Dearborn, and the Detroit area.

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