On Thursday America turns 237 years old, but we are still young at heart. As the Senate and Supreme Court has shown us, we are still wrestling with the some of the fundamental questions of our democracy: who can be an American, how do we vote, and who we can marry. As Rabbi Steve Gutow writes:
"We live in a democratic society, in which we are all free to express our opinions about social issues and to advocate vigorously for those opinions. This is part of what makes our country great."
Enjoy your holiday weekend and remember that democracy is not a spectator sport. Participate in a healthy, respectful debate and encourage your friends to sign up for this newsletter and share their views with our fellow readers and your elected representatives. 
Meanwhile, four Lower Merion High School students prepare to represent America in the Maccabiah Games.
Read about all that and more in the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.
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Cartoon courtesy of Yaakov "Dry Bones" Kirschen.