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State of the Union <br>
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
State of the Union
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
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President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address<br>
RJ Matson, Roll Call
President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union Address
RJ Matson, Roll Call
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No hoax in Paris
There is a disturbing counter-narrative about who was behind this month’s terror attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 14 innocent people. Listen to Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for France?
The Islamist radicals who murdered 17 people in two attacks in Paris last week targeted, on the one hand, an irreverent magazine and, on the other, the Jews. Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher might no...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golem story warns of dangers of ‘intelligent’ machines
Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Empty gestures
In 2012, when the Palestinians won “nonmember observer state status” in the United Nations, Israel responded by withholding the tax revenues it regularly collects for and passes on to the Palestini...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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European hypocrisy
The past month has been difficult for Israel. With its government in turmoil as the nation girds for the next election, the country has seen a disturbing flare-up of Palestinian violence — includin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home, Alan Gross
It became clear last week that the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross from Cuban imprisonment was a piece of a complex international puzzle involving nothing less than the restoration of U.S.-C...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
A plan for strengthening Jewish early childhood education
Jewish tradition teaches that “with each child the world begins anew.” If we believe this statement from the midrash is true and that Jewish life and learning offer something special, even inspirin...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘calm’ that never was
Twenty-four Palestinian terrorist attacks. Seven attempted attacks. Twenty-one Israeli Jews injured, some of them maimed for life. Does that sound like your idea of “calm?” It does to The New York ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Selma means to the Jews
The 50th anniversary of the 1965 march at Selma is being commemorated this year with the release of the film “Selma.” Regrettably, the film represents the march as many see it today, only as an act...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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French aliyah: a delicate balance
The moment the news broke about the horrific attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris, there was almost completely unanimous reaction in Israel. The expressions of anger and shock at the series of...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charlie Hebdo and the temptation of self-censorship
As predictably as birds will fly south for the winter, last week’s abominable terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, brought forth the usual burnt-out...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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HarperCollins must not contribute to delegitimization of Israel
Before the HarperCollins Middle East atlas story is deleted from email inboxes, it pays to spend another moment ruminating on the damage caused by companies that ought to know better. On its websit...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Israel forces losing ground
Critics of Israel periodically issue doomsday warnings about how the Jewish state will face international isolation if it does not quickly give in to Palestinian demands. Last week’s United Nations...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey, amid Islamization and anti-Semitism, fit for E.U. membership?
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar pattern. The citizens of a Middle Eastern state explode with frustration against their corrupt, repressive government. They gather for noisy, impassioned demonstrations in their cap...
‘Queen of Mean’ appointed trustee who is passionate about Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Not all of Leona Helmsley’s fortune went to the dogs. True, at her death in 2007 the hotel owner and real estate mogul known as “The Queen of Mean” for her dictatorial behavior with empl...
Time to come together
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Tisha B’av, which fell this week, is the darkest day on the Jewish calendar. Not only does it commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples, it has become emblematic of all the traged...
As Morsi ousted in Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Jordanian model must be preserved
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the ugly battle between the Egyptian military and Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, resulting in Morsi’s ouster on July 3, as well as the ongoing bloodbath in Syria, the argumen...
Letter from EKC: In this place, it’s all about dor v’dor
by Jesse Irwin, Staff Writer
Jul 10, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What is it about summer camp that keeps us coming back? Is it the friends we make and keep in touch with from all over the country, even though we only see them for fewer than t...
Photo inspires thoughts on remembrance
by Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There is such a thing as kismet, fate. The Yiddish term is beshert — something that is meant to happen. The black and white photograph is of a young man, not yet 30 years old.  He is sta...
A flawed law
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
As if one destabilized country bordering Israel — Syria — wasn’t enough, another even more significant neighbor — Egypt — threatens to spiral into civil war. That’s not hyperbole; it could happen. ...
‘Kerry’s peace mission: Two views’
Jul 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Building a Constituency for Peace Nancy Bernstein, Guest Columnist In Secretary of State John Kerry’s first months in office, he will have visited Israel and other Middle East nations more times th...
Small congregations are worth helping, even as they disappear
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the saddest moments of my childhood was watching my father performing his duties as treasurer of his congregation. Why was that so sad? Because, aside from his checkbook, there was no congre...
Mikva a communal space
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
A few weeks ago Rabbi Michael Werbow of Congregation Beth Shalom gave his Shabbat d’var Torah on a topic that some might think unusual for a Conservative rabbi. He spoke about the construction of t...