Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
By:
Abraham H. Foxman
The political campaign season is now in high gear. While much of the media's focus has been on handicapping the candidates and their chances in November, we would like to call attention to one less-publicized aspect of the U.S. political scene in 2008, which we find troubling. This year, there have been increasing signs that the presidential race will present...
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Iran deserves a stronger response from the candidates, the country and the Jews
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Jonathan S. Tobin
On the threat from Iran, we got some good news, bad news and even worse news last week. The good news: Both presidential candidates think the prospect of Iran going nuclear is a bad thing. Republican candidate John McCain went straight to the bottom line in the first presidential debate last week when he flatly stated, "We cannot allow a...
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There's something truly exciting about running across the very first issue of a new magazine, one you haven't heard a word about in advance, especially in these precarious times for all ventures that deal with the printed word. That happened recently to me during a visit to Barnes & Noble, where I stumbled upon 12th Street . This new journal,...
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Can a New Mayor Help 'Save' Jerusalem From Itself? Columnist Shmuel Rosner writes in www.slate.com on Sept. 24 about the upcoming election for mayor of Jerusalem: "Overused, overquoted, and overanalyzed, Yehuda Amichai's poem 'Mayor' has become a familiar cliché in Israel: 'It's sad,/To be the Mayor of Jerusalem./It is terrible,/How can any man be the mayor of a city like...
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By:
Stewart D. Friedman
Now is the time of year when we return to what matters most in our lives. We reflect on what we've done and we commit to making things better in the year ahead. What a great and powerful moment in the Jewish cycle. For without this annual taking stock, how can we evolve to become the person we want to...
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