Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
Desperate candidates should be pressed for answers about life-and-death issues
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For decades, Americans have looked on with amazement and disgust as a few hundred thousand farmers in Iowa made monkeys of anyone who was crazy enough to run for president. For a couple of months every four years, Des Moines replaces Washington, D.C., as the political capital of the United States. Though it competes for attention with New Hampshire, whose...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The sight of Gazans rejoicing at the cold-blooded murder of eight yeshiva students who had not hurt anyone was particularly jolting for me. I am a religious man, and feel an immediate affinity with all who profess a love for God and strive to live a life of religious devotion. Meeting religious people of different faiths is always a great...
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By:
Isi Leibler
Since 1967, French Middle East policy has been consistently hostile and displayed cynical disregard for Israel's security needs. Yet in the course of a keynote speech delivered at the annual banquet of the French Jewish umbrella organization CRIF, President Nicholas Sarkozy outlined his views on a wide variety of issues related to the Jewish people and Israel. This was the...
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Just as atheism appeared to be becoming every intellectual's favorite plaything, U.S. News & World Report managed to discover that substantial numbers of people have been returning to more traditional rituals in their churches and synagogues. In a recent sizable cover story in the magazine, reporter Jay Tolson began by noting that the many worshippers who make their way to...
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The impact of the writer who chased the anti-Semites out of mainstream politics
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
Was there any major American personality in the last half-century who seemed more remote from the sensibilities of most American Jews than William F. Buckley? Buckley, who passed away last week at the age of 83, was the fervent Catholic patrician whose work helped create the modern American conservative movement in the 1950s at a time when nothing could have...
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