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Guest columnist Dawn Aronoff (first row, far right) was a participant in the 2014 JWRP Israeli journey. Shown with her in Israel are Staci Kahn (first row, from left), Sherri Bell and Gevura Davis. Second row: Stacey Wright, Patricia Neyman, Jessica Rudnick-Kaseff, Andrea Levitan, Sue Haas and Linda Cambier.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project’s 2017 eight-day Israeli journey, co-sponsored by the Kansas City Kollel. I had the opportunity to participate in this program in the summer of 2014. I was not seeking the trip, and no one was encouraging me to go. I randomly ran into a woman I had never met before who asked me if I wanted to go to Israel — I said sure.

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Anti-Semitism fact of life

For a long time the phrase “Israel’s right to exist” has bothered me and I have to give vent to my problem with it.

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Ace Allen, M.D. Guest Columnist

I did some fact checking in regards to Lee Levin’s Feb. 9 letter (Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees) in support of banning Muslim refugees from entry to the U.S. The following is what my research found.

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Why Congregation B’nai Jehudah supports refugees

The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah loves refugees. We are committed to supporting refugees resettled in the Kansas City area, to educating the Jewish and general community about refugee resettlement, and to advocating to advance the cause of refugee resettlement and support in Kansas City and the United States.

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In Israel, beauty is not only found on an off-road jeep tour through the Jordan Valley, residing in the disputed territory of the Galilee, with the height of the morning sun to shine the way. Nor only at the sight of a young boy playing and giggling next to the Western Wall, just to be shushed by an older man engrossed in prayer.

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Voice opposition to executive order on immigration

We condemn the executive order on immigration and refugees that was issued late Friday evening, Jan. 27.

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Appalled by Ellison

I do not know Stu Lewis personally, but based on his many other letters to The Chronicle over the years he appears to be intelligent and articulate, though I have rarely agreed with anything he has written.

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I was not sad on Monday when I found out more Jewish Community Centers had received bomb threats that forced evacuations. I was not sad later that day when I found out Chessed Shel Emeth Cemetery was vandalized and over 100 stones were toppled. I was not sad.

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Mr. President: Get it right about the Holocaust

As Rabbi for Trump I have constantly fought for Mr. Trump.

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Israeli volunteers pack winter supplies to be delivered to Syrian Refugees. Operation Human Warmth

The issue of border security and whether or not it’s safe to welcome refugees is a hot topic in the United States. It’s something Israelis have been concerned about since before the birth of the Jewish State in 1948. Today, many Israelis are concerned about the plight of Syrian refugees.

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Muslim countries should welcome their own refugees

The Feb. 2 issue of The Chronicle is filled with column after column decrying President Trump’s executive order banning refugee immigration from several Muslim countries.

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We must all co-exist

I get so frustrated to see such blatant and pervasive bad journalism where lies are painted as truth as news stories, and where broadcasters and “Hollyweed” actors/actresses are suddenly experts in geopolitical/social/environmental issues.

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