Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

By:
David A. Harris
“To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community to live by our ideals and our principles, to serve as active citizens in a thriving democracy founded on the right to speak freely and to practice our faith without fear of persecution. In the 70-some...
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Graham Spanier, the Jewish former president of Penn State University whose parents fled Nazi Germany and who had been a big supporter of the campus Hillel, is now facing criminal charges. He was fired last year in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal that centered around former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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By:
Matthew Brooks
As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!” In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our country deeper and deeper into several painful and dangerous holes. It’s time to stop digging and find better solutions President Barack Obama’s economic policies have eroded the earning power of the middle class and mired us...
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The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney raced to outdo the other with their declared love for Israel and concern for its security. While all this attention might be a bit disconcerting and even confounding,...
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By:
Ron Csillag, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A few years ago, the sprawling new $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto was nothing but woodland. Today, the 200,000-square-foot site is one of the most ambitious Jewish projects ever undertaken in Canada — a testament to the dramatic growth of the city's Jewish population.
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