Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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Is there anything not to like about an eruv? On the face of it, certainly not. But in many places, these symbolic barriers that allow observant Jews to carry items outside their homes on the Sabbath are the subjects of fierce communal battles. In some communities, the idea of an eruv pits Jew vs. Jew, as some secular Jews express...
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Interfaith Challenge For those who care about maintaining dialogue between faiths, there has been nothing more discouraging than the willingness of mainline Protestant denominations to adopt anti-Israel measures in recent years. In particular, the decision of the Presbyterian Church USA to support divestment, which amounts to an economic boycott of the Jewish state, has become a symbol of the drift...
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There was nothing really new about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call last week for Israel's destruction. The Islamist clerics and their supporters who run that regime have said much the same thing many times before. But what was different about this incident was the reaction. Not just the United States but the nations of Europe united to condemn the threat...
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