Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775
Prominent 'progressive' Jewish critics of Israel stake a false claim of victimhood
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Sometimes, the most daring thing a scholar or an organization can do is to mention the obvious. That is a lesson that Indiana University's Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld and the American Jewish Committee have recently learned to their sorrow. Rosenfeld is the author of a 30-page study titled 'Progressive' Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism , which was published in...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
Jerusalem in the context of the rise of Islamism in the Middle East acts a catalyst for global jihad in the apocalyptic sense. Dore Gold in his latest book The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West and the Future of the Holy City explains this notion, saying: "Jerusalem plays a key role in their apocalyptic traditions. According to the...
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The downward spiral of American will affects resolve to deal with Iran
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According to the Associated Press, this past weekend "technicians assembled two small uranium enrichment units at Iran's underground Natanz complex." The article, which cited diplomats and officials linked to the International Atomic Agency as sources for the information, went on to say that "two cascades of 164 centrifuges connected in series had been set up in recent days" by the...
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M.J. Rosenberg
You know you are in trouble when it takes former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dispel some of the gloom about the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel. But that's what happened at last month's Herzliya Conference on National Security. Netanyahu said: "I am optimistic, and my optimism is not baseless because I understand our capabilities." His remarks (surprising coming from...
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Love is such a used, abused and misused word that people should possibly stay away from it. How would I define it? In essence, love is the basic experience of caring about another, of going out from myself toward the Other. Love requires caring -- not caring about what benefit or enjoyment I can gain from you, but finding joy...
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