Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
By:
Ami Eden
Children in costumes. Parents celebrating. Stories of massacres greeted with revelry. Sounds like a decent pitch for Hamas television -- if you switch the Hebrew to Arabic and ignore that it's the scene at most synagogues in the world on the night of Purim. To be fair, most of the Jews in the pews -- and for that matter, the...
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Michael Kinsley, an essayist for Time , wrote one of his cleverest articles recently about John McCain. Called "The Dirtiest Trick," the piece appeared in the Feb. 25 issue, and had as its premise that it was shameful for the Republicans to be on the verge of nominating such a fine human being for president. And this long before McCain...
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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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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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