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editorial
Wrong address for political statements
In the series of demonstrations that followed the election of Donald Trump, one of the targets of Jewish protestors has been the Jewish Federations of North America. The JFNA building in Washington...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Jewish Agency after Sharansky
The day before Natan Sharansky was appointed to a second term as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the former Soviet political priso...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The need to move forward
Last week’s presidential election revealed not so much a nation divided, as it did a society whose residents inhabit two very different realities — with the apparent inability of those who live in ...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing back at the Wall
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was critical of American Jewish community leaders who were involved in staging a march to the Kotel, or Western Wall, on Nov. 2 as part of a protest to res...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A return to civility
Americans used to talk about election-related violence and contested balloting in other countries with a degree of smugness, confident that it couldn’t happen here. Not anymore. This year’s preside...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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UNESCO cannot change history
There was at least one piece of good news after votes by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, over the last two weeks that effectively denied the Jewish ...
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
The Rockefeller BDS empire, the New Israel Fund and campus anti-Semitism
The New Israel Fund (NIF) recently received a grant to “research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses.” On the surface, this appears to be a welcome development — a progressive group being ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The verdict is in: Rabbis should say yes to officiating at interfaith weddings
Newsflash: “A rabbi under the chuppah may boost Jewish engagement in intermarried homes,” according to a study released this past month by the Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Stu...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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RCA must stand behind the conversions performed by its members
Let us begin with the facts: Converts whose conversions were conducted according to halachah, or Jewish law, are 100 percent Jewish. In the eyes of God and Torah, they are full Jews, just as Jewish...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dreaming of health care
Despite reports that the Affordable Care Act is in danger of being obliterated after the election, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace reopened Nov. 1 to high demand, with more than 100,...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relentless collaboration a hallmark of effort to repair a fractured world
As fall turns to winter, I am increasingly aware of the importance of service organizations’ role in effecting social change. As American Jews were celebrating the New Year on Rosh Hashanah and ack...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon
In considering the furor around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the pe...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sense of an historic election
Like so many, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around Donald Trump’s victory. And like so many, I thought Hillary Clinton was a horribly flawed candidate. She was running in an election where “popu...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
The voice of Republican Jews remains silent on presidential race
by Jason Berger, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish donors are overwhelmingly supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this election season. That comes as no surprise given that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov....
I’m grateful for kehilla insurance
by Alan Gross, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on my years of captivity in Cuba, I’m starting to feel settled into my new life in freedom and much more interested in the coming five years than in the five ...
Is Caesar the answer?
Oct 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act is a bi-partisan bill designed to sanction the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for mass murder and crimes against humanity. The bill would also sanction en...
Why banning the burkini is possible in France
by Gerard Leval, Guest Columnist
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Every society is, in large part, the product of its history. France is no exception. In analyzing the widespread attempt by French municipalities to ban the full-body female swimsuit known as the b...
OU’s new women’s commission: Sadly, more of the same
by Avi Weiss, Guest Columnist
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union has chosen a group of seven rabbis for the purpose of providing, according to the OU, “guidance regarding the ordination of women and related issues such as the broadest spectrum...
Shalom, Shimon Peres
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
A cartoon by Israeli Amos Biderman making the rounds last week showed Shimon Peres climbing the steps to heaven. Waiting to greet him, wearing robes, wings and haloes, are three former prime minist...
Hillary Clinton has the temperament, experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief
by Stuart E. Eizenstat, Guest Columnist
Sep 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
I support Hillary Clinton for president because I have seen her work up close — as first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state. She has the temperament, experience and judgment to be c...
At a time of Jewish introspection, Donald Trump offers hope
by Jason Greenblatt , Guest Columnist
Sep 28, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
As my family and I prepare for Rosh Hashanah, we look back with grateful hearts for the brachot, blessings, in our lives. We take time to reflect on the joys and the challenges, the ups and downs t...
Barack and Bibi: The finale
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit all the right notes in their public comments before their 35-minute meeting in New York last week during the United Nations ...
When will the U.S. stand with terror victims?
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Terror victims and their advocates suffered a major setback Aug. 31, when a U.S. appeals court overturned a $655 million judgment that had been obtained by Mark Sokolow and 10 other families agains...