Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Leonard Fein
When the bomb was thrown 22 years ago, many were aghast: Surely, it would lead to an irreparable schism in the Jewish people. Even within the Reform Jewish movement, from which the explosive decision known as "patrilineal descent" had emanated, there were cautionary voices. The Reform rabbinate in Israel was either ruggedly opposed or, at the least, very skeptical of...
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Jonathan Rosenblum
Jack Wertheimer has issued another one of his periodic jeremiads on the state of mainstream American Jewry in the October issue of Commentary magazine titled "Jews and the Jewish Birthrate." In recent years, Wertheimer has emerged as one of the most incisive analysts of American Jewry. Though he holds a high position within the establishment, he is unsparing in his...
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Sharon's earthquake changes Israeli politics, but will it impact American Jews?
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To hard-core Israeli right-wingers, Ariel Sharon was always the guy who didn't know the words to "Shir Betar." That was the hymn composed by Zionist legend Ze'ev Jabotinsky; it was the anthem for the Betar youth movement that always served as the core of the nationalist camp the Likud Party always claimed to lead. For those who idolized Menachem Begin...
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Bush Misses the Opportunity to Push for Real Peace Columnist Joel Mowbray writes on www.Townhall.com on Nov. 18 that the threat of radical Islam is a threat to the United States and Israel: “President Bush … has already started reframing the biggest issue of the day, the war on terror, by calling it what it is: a war on radical...
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There must be something in the air, thank goodness. A few weeks ago, Lynne Truss published her new book, Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door. As you may recall, Truss is the British author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach...
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