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editorial
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 | 16 16 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 | 24 24 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 | 26 26 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 | 40 40 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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preparing the people for peace
When President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, his country had just narrowly voted to reject the peace treaty he had negotiated to end a half-century of civil wa...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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opinion
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 | 8 8 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 | 8 8 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 | 20 20 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 | 16 16 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 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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When the ‘emperor’ has clothes
A week after an historic election, we are witnessing an historic epidemic of mass hysteria. Shock, surprise and dark anger abound. Houses and condos are going up for sale in California as Californi...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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A milestone anniversary for Sivitz Jewish Hospice
Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Jonathan Sacks has written that there is no Hebrew word for “optimism.” But we do have a word for “hope.” He explains that optimism is passive. It is merely...
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Raising breast cancer awareness
Oct 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 19 19 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...
Mahmoud Abbas has a nightmare vision
by Ben Cohen, Guest Columnist
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
In November 1974, the late Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat addressed the entire world from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly. Always a master of spectacle, A...
Ann Coulter is not an anti-Semite
by Dennis Prager, Guest Columnist
Oct 07, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
During the course of the second Republican presidential debate, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted: “How many f—-ing Jews do these people think there ...
Posturing at the U.N.
Oct 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
With 193 heads of state or their representatives gathered together on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and following clarion calls from no less than Pope Francis and President Barack Oba...
An open letter to Reykjavik, Iceland, on its eruption of anti-Semitism
by Abraham H. Miller, Guest Columnist
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Reykjavik City Council members, You would think that your country, which routinely violates the international ban on commercial whaling — slaughtering 137 last year and turning its nose up at ...
What I saw on the migrants’ road to Budapest
by Julia Kaldori, Guest Columnist
Oct 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As our car rolled slowly toward Budapest, we saw a huge group heading in the opposite direction on the highway just outside the city: Hundreds of people quietly walking in the breakdown lane, march...
Extremism in the defense of, what?
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Thus far, the Republican presidential sweepstakes has resembled a video game where the contenders shoot each other with invective, and the score is tallied by opinion polls and the size of supporte...