Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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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Obama's seminal speech on race was a beaut, but does it answer our questions?
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
Every time his foes think they've got Sen. Barack Obama in a tight spot, he turns to his strong suit: the ability to communicate complicated subjects in a way that combines high-toned eloquence with a common touch that makes it feel as if he is speaking to every one of his listeners as individuals. When the Democratic Party's presidential front-runner...
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