Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
By:
Gideon Aronoff
As we engage in our time of collective Jewish reflection and take stock of the past year, one issue of social justice jumps ahead of other strong competitors: For most Jewish Americans, 5768 was the year immigration came of age. The luxury of musing about our grandparents and great-grandparents who arrived in this country with nothing but their hopes and...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
While Sen. John McCain was using the first presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama to threaten to veto any legislation crossing his desk containing earmarks if he's elected president, his colleagues on Capitol Hill, in both parties and both chambers, were putting the final touches on a $630-billion spending bill that included 2,321 separate earmarks worth $6.6 billion. It was...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
Lawyers have an old saying: "If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither, pound the table." Jewish Republicans must have little faith in Sen. John McCain's version of the facts, because they are pounding the table with both fists and their reputation...
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Can a New Mayor Help 'Save' Jerusalem From Itself? Columnist Shmuel Rosner writes in www.slate.com on Sept. 24 about the upcoming election for mayor of Jerusalem: "Overused, overquoted, and overanalyzed, Yehuda Amichai's poem 'Mayor' has become a familiar cliché in Israel: 'It's sad,/To be the Mayor of Jerusalem./It is terrible,/How can any man be the mayor of a city like...
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There's something truly exciting about running across the very first issue of a new magazine, one you haven't heard a word about in advance, especially in these precarious times for all ventures that deal with the printed word. That happened recently to me during a visit to Barnes & Noble, where I stumbled upon 12th Street . This new journal,...
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