Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
By:
Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein
President Barack Obama may have scrapped his "settlements first" Middle East peace approach, but he wasted no time in having Secretary of State Hillary Clinton give a speech on the administration's commitment to a two-state solution and dispatching special envoy George Mitchell back to the region. But recent sentiments expressed by a respected Palestinian official, which were left unchallenged by...
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By:
Archie Gottesman
I get so stressed every Sunday morning when I read the wedding announcements in the newspaper, with the Rachel Cohens and Ben Steins being married by Unitarian ministers to John Christiansons and Christine Browns. Oy. Our Jewish future is leaving. For years, we Jews have bent over backward trying to make Judaism fit every taste. It's clear our openness is...
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By:
Andrew Sherman
Cliff Lee is more than just the modern-day Sandy Koufax. At least to Philadelphia Jews, he is. Let me explain. Sure, Mr. Lee may be a good 'ole Arkansas boy who enjoys a hunting expedition and has the (non-Jewish) good looks of a young John Wayne. No matter. The man was -- and, by declining to don Yankees pinstripes, still...
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By:
Russell F. Robinson
It was five years ago, but I still remember how proud I was when I saw a picture of an El Al plane landing in Little Rock, Ark., full of supplies provided by the people of Israel and Jewish National Fund donors. Crate after crate was unloaded -- from baby wipes to milk formula -- basic necessities being provided by...
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By:
Abraham H. Foxman
One of the reactions of Israelis to the fact that their government called on the international community for assistance to combat the Carmel Forest fire is a sense of shame. After all, Israel is a leader in the high-tech world and an innovator in dealing with crisis situations. But the nation had to admit that it just wasn't capable of...
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