Sunday, December 4, 2016 Kislev 4, 5777

By:
Joshua Runyan
Peres’ particular dream — of an Israel fully accepted as a regional partner by its Arab neighbors, of a Palestinian state and a secure Jewish state living side by side — has not yet come true.
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Readers discuss immigration law and the upcoming presidential election.
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By:
Avi Weiss
While the issue of women in Orthodoxy makes for a critical conversation, the singling out of this issue raises questions as to the organization’s priorities.
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By:
Gerard Leval
In analyzing the widespread attempt by French municipalities to ban the full-body female swimsuit known as the burkini that some Muslim women insist on wearing on public beaches, it is essential to understand the historical underpinnings of the concept of religious freedom — not as we know it here, but as it has developed in France.
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For a long time, Peres, who died at age 93 on Sept. 28, two weeks after suffering a stroke, seemed as much a permanent fixture in Israel as the Knesset and falafel.
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