Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

Blame the Unafilliated, Who Chose Not to Belong! It was with considerable chagrin that I read your article on the closing of 50-year-old Congregation Beth Chaim and its merger with Congregation Shaare-Shamayim, particularly since I experienced the merger firsthand as a member of the Beth Chaim merger committee (Cover Story: "One Door Closes, Another Opens Up," Jan. 19). However, the...
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Jihad controversy at Brandeis puts Israel's Hamas dilemma in perspective
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Dr. Khalil Shikaki It was bound to happen. As soon as Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections last week, “moderates” were discovered in their midst. With the last shred of hope for a viable peace process with the Palestinians tossed into the trash can by a landslide election victory for Hamas, some true believers in the inevitability of peace are...
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Take Our Collective Heads Out of the Sand - and Into Iran!
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ona Charen- JewishWorldReview.com
Columnist Mona Charen writes in JewishWorldReview.com on Jan. 20 about whether Israel will serve the world's Iran problem: "It is remarkable how quickly discussions about Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons turn to Israel. 'Well,' worriers are reassured, 'Israel will never permit Iran to go nuclear. Remember Osirak?' "In 1981, Israeli planes streaked across the desert at low altitude and destroyed...
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Much to Atone For
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A good deal of ink has already been spilled concerning the Jack Abramoff scandal - he's the once highly influential Republican lobbyist who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew - and doubtless lots more ink will be spilled in the future. But few pieces, in the mainstream press especially, have touched on what a terrible thing this influence peddler's...
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M.J. Rosenberg of the Israel Policy Forum
According to comprehensive polls of the Palestinian and Israeli populations, the two peoples are moving closer on the key issues that have divided them in the past. If the polls translate into votes in the Jan. 25 Palestinian election and the March 28 Israeli election, progress toward resolution of the conflict would seem to be inevitable. Unfortunately, only the Israeli...
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