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Oh so sorry

by Marlene Adler Marks

10 hours ago

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I’m sorry I haven’t eaten more hot dogs. 

Saturday is Selichot, the time when the whole Jewish world sings with Connie Francis, "I’m sorry," and vows to do better next time. Many of us... read full article

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  • West Bank land grab undermines two-state advocacy

    by Yasmeen Serhan

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