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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 | 14 14 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 | 21 21 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 | 24 24 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 | 35 35 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 | 41 41 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 | 48 48 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 | 18 18 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 | 14 14 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 | 18 18 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 | 22 22 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 | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Should Jews back boycott of Putin-led Russia?
by Ben Cohen
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the oft-repeated criticisms of the movement to boycott Israel is that it portrays the Middle East’s only healthy democracy as the ultimate rogue state, ignoring at the same time those author...
A better way
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We watched this past week as the University of Michigan invited, disinvited, then re-invited Alice Walker — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted anti-Israel activist — to speak on its campus, wo...
Writer’s thought on turning 80: It’s all about freedom
by Suzanne Rosoff
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — We keep reading articles that state 40 is the “new” 20 and 50 is the “new” 30, 60 the “new” 40… well, I am here to tell you that 80 is the “new” whatever you want it to be. I just...
Downplaying Hamas a critical mistake in peace talks
by Anav Silverman
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Before Israel released 26 Palestinian security prisoners last week, Hamas held a press conference the previous evening where it reiterated the movement’s blatant rejection of the curren...
In Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, watch what Bibi does
by Alan Elsner, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In Israel’s history, hawkish leaders have often ended up advocating tough concessions for the sake of peace. Think Menachem Begin at Camp David, Yitzhak Rabin and the Oslo Accords and ...
‘I have no chief rabbi’ — columnist, traditional Jew
by Yossi Klein Halevi, Guest Columnist
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The two new chief rabbis, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, have promised that they will be the spiritual representatives of all Jewish Israelis. I can’t speak for my fellow Jewish Israelis,...
Teen travel to Israel languishing
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Common sense suggests that one of the most effective ways of heightening Jewish identity and Israel engagement among young people is through summer teen trips to the Jewish state. The yo...
Second setback
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week in this space, we criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for making statements about the peace process — about what the P.A. will and won’t accept from these talks — des...
A setback
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Could it be that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to make U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry look bad? Kerry held a press conference Tuesday in Washington following the initi...
Israel should act now, before it’s too late
by Gary Rosenblatt
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — My first response on learning of Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of the “basis” for a resumption of peace talks between Jerusalem and the Palestinian Authority was the old s...