Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Sivan 8, 5775
By:
Jonathan D. Sarna
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is upon us. April 12 marked the firing on Fort Sumter, the war's opening shot. From now until the April 9, 2015 anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House and five days later of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, every major event in the "ordeal of the union" seems likely to be...
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By:
Alan Abbey
The youth baseball team I coach here in Jerusalem, the Wildcats -- comprised of 15 boys, ages 10-12, including my son -- had a game scheduled at the Kraft Family Stadium in central Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. In the morning, my biggest concern was whether we would be rained out. Instead, two hours before the first...
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By:
Steven Windmueller
American Jews are political animals, deeply passionate about politics, as generally more than 80 percent of eligible Jewish voters participate in the electoral process. Throughout American history, Jews have held a special regard for their civic responsibility. Throughout much of the 20th century, Jews have supported Democratic Party candidates. Over time, there has been a debate about whether "the Jewish...
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By:
Roberta E. Dzubow
March has become a month when Israel's enemies are most visible, especially in academia and in the political arena. It is a period that includes two weeks of lie-filled, anti-Israel events on university campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the world. Named "Israeli Apartheid Week," this offensive against Israel culminates on March 30 with a planned international boycott of...
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Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy
As a congregational rabbi, I have witnessed firsthand the gap in our community when it comes to discussing and advocating for Israel's future. Indeed, there is a sizable portion of our community comprised of American Jews who believe that we need a more constructive dialogue -- one that reflects our aspirations to finally secure the dream of a Jewish, democratic...
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