Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Elliot Jager
This past month brought two more reasons -- if any were needed -- to bolster the case for disbanding Israel's established "church" and its ultra-Orthodox curia. The first was the ruling by a panel of High Rabbinical Court judges upholding an earlier decision by the Ashdod rabbinical court that retroactively annulled a 15-year-old conversion to Judaism by Rabbi Haim Druckman,...
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By:
Jon Erlbaum
Imagine you were the recipient of a priceless super-computer, possessing the technology to help you make wondrous advances on behalf of humankind. There's only one problem: the great super-genius who created this technology gifted it to you without including an instruction manual. No customer support Web site, no online training videos, no FAQ links -- just a few blogs by...
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Is it right for Israel to cross the United States by engaging in talks with Syria?
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Jonathan Tobin
When you live in a dangerous neighborhood, having big, strong friends is a must. But what happens when you disagree with that friend over something important? The dilemma that is always faced by small nations that come to depend on larger friends is a delicate one. Even when such friendships are built upon a solid foundation of common values, such...
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Media Clippings I've said it numerous times before: Once David Remnick took over as editor of The New Yorker nearly a decade ago, the quotient of identifiable Jewish content in the magazine markedly rose -- and continues to rise. And one of the most intriguing of these pieces, which also happened to be written by one of my favorites among...
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Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity'
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Some 31/2 years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom...
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