Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Context on Carter's New 'Friends' Still Missing
By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
While Jews around the world were preparing for Passover last month -- a holiday that commemorates the liberation of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery, and their 3,000-plus-year connection to the Land of Israel -- former President Jimmy Carter was meeting with leaders of Hamas. Article 11 of the Hamas charter declares, "The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
The Palestinian narrative sees Israel's 1948 War of Independence as the al Naqba -- "the catastrophe." The birth of a sovereign Jewish state is perceived to be the root of all evil because this supposedly solidified how the small Jewish community robbed the Palestinians of their land. That is the recurring mantra found in Arab historiography -- a hypersensitive focus...
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By:
Rachel Levy Lesser
On the night my daughter was born, I felt whole again -- or at least as whole as I could feel after losing my 57-year-old mother, who was an integral part of my 30-year-old, adult, day-to-day life. Her death 18 months beforehand loomed large throughout her six-year battle with ocular melanoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer that is first...
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By:
Andrew Silow-Carroll
Nothing I am going to write about Barack Obama and his controversial pastor -- check that, former pastor -- will help you better understand the issue than what Obama himself has to say on the subject. So I urge you to read the speech he gave last week in Philadelphia. Many Jews are going to focus on his brief remarks...
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By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Six springs ago, when a suicide bomber infiltrated a Passover seder in Netanya, the repercussions of the second intifada finally reached American Jewry. What the lynching in Ramallah and the Dolphinarium attack and scores of other terrorist acts had not accomplished, the devastated, desecrated seder did. It closed the psychic gulf between Jews in the United States and Israel. It...
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