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Finetuned Political Machine
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Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Finetuned Political Machine
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
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Trump tours a museum
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David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Trump tours a museum
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
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Everyone’s Talmud
Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early rabbinic scholars provided Jews with a ...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consider Gorsuch on his merits
The Senate’s advice and consent on a proposed Supreme Court nominee is a fundamental constitutional exercise that is important, consequential and reflective of the checks and balances built into ou...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An order that breeds disorder
Most of the organized Jewish community, along with many conservative voices and most liberal voices, shuddered as the new administration hastily issued an executive order severely restricting immig...
Feb 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caught in the middle
President Trump appeared to be addressing his core supporters rather than the nation during his inaugural address last Friday. There was no outstretched hand to the other side, no inclusive referen...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodmont not playing its ‘A’ game
“Yeah, you go ahead and bar the first black president from your country club. Forget what the 1950s felt like.” This tweet followed the news, first reported Jan. 10 by the New York Post, that the h...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Azaria and the rule of law
Last week, Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, of the Israel Defense Forces was convicted on a charge of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian man who had earlier lunged at Israeli troops with a knife. A ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
Online Talmud the next great technological innovation
When the history of Jewish texts comes to be written, Feb. 7, 2017, will likely be regarded as an important turning point. Why? Here’s what happened. For the first time, the extraordinary Steinsalt...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving your fellow as yourself
With the term refugee having become a pejorative in many quarters, this is an appropriate time to reflect upon the plight of our own people during the countless years when we faced situations that ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome all the strangers
As leaders of a local nonprofit that works to resettle refugees and assist immigrants, we are proud to reflect the Jewish community’s long history of helping those in need — whether Jewish or genti...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS should return to its roots
Imagine you are an impoverished religious Jew living in Paris. You can no longer wear religious garb out of fear of being set upon by assailants from North Africa who will beat you to within an inc...
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust Remembrance Day must include mention of Jews
My first job out of college was for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). My interest in the Holocaust centered on Jewish victims and survivors. I had a visceral objection to thinkin...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What did we know and when did we know it?
The new administration’s executive order affecting travel to the United States by individuals from a select group of countries, its “universalized” statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day and its ea...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cementing Israel’s ties to America’s pastime
I never thought the two sides of my life would ever come together. Baseball and Israel. I mean, for most of my life that would have been like peanut butter and tomato sauce. Jews and baseball: That...
Feb 01, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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A test for the big tent
Nov 04, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
What is an individual’s responsibility for decorum inside an open tent of the Jewish community? And how should the community respond to demonstrations within its walls? These questions were put to ...
Why the World Zionist Congress still matters
by Rabbi Jack Luxemburg, Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Since Theodore Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, on March 29, 1897, this gathering of world Jewry has been a forum for the discussions and debates necessary to move f...
The Mufti and the Holocaust, revisited
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
“If a man was a Jew, it was good enough for him to be killed or stamped out,” wrote a senior British official serving abroad to his superiors in London in 1929. From where was this gentleman — Maj....
A bigger role for Jordan?
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Even as individual Palestinians continue to engage in stabbing attacks against Israelis — outside of a school in Beit Shemesh, on the campus of Ariel University among others — the big news to emerg...
J Street echoes Iran’s best friend in Washington
by Eric Rozenman and Sean Durns, Guest Columnists
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
If the National Iranian American Council does not lobby directly on behalf of the ayatollahs ruling Iran, it strives to soften the regime’s image. CAMERA’s forthcoming Special Report, “The National...
The Times’ ‘Big Lie’ about the Temple Mount
by Steven Fine, Guest Columnist
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Two weeks ago, I opened The New York Times to Rick Gladstone’s article, “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” happy that the newspaper of record would explain to its a...
Raising breast cancer awareness
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Isn’t everyone already aware of breast cancer and the threat it poses, particularly to Ashkenazi Jewish women? Not yet. And that’s why Breast Cancer Awareness Month, being marked in October, is so ...
Israel up close and personal with the Diller Teen Fellows Summer Seminar
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
As Jews living in the Diaspora we often see only the manufactured images of Israel portrayed throughout the media and Jewish day schools. The Diller Teen Fellows Israel Summer Seminar, a three-week...
What American Jews can do in response to the Henkin murders
by Stephen M. Flatow, Guest Columnist
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The heartbreaking murder of Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife, Naama, gunned down by Palestinian terrorists in front of their children, will generate tear-filled eulogies and anguished recitations of...
Avoiding an intifada
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Calming the “cycle of violence” that has taken Israeli and Palestinian lives and set the two communities closer than ever to the abyss since the last intifada will require a level of leadership tha...