Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
By:
Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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By:
Yehudit Barsky
For many of his victims around the world, the recent car-bomb assassination of Imad Fayez Mughniyeh -- one of the world's most wanted terrorists for two decades -- has the ring of true justice. At least in the short term, the killing will have a deterrent effect and hamper Hezbollah's capability to carry out a revenge attack. It will not,...
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Willingness to deal with renewed Iran threat needs to be campaign issue
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Jonathan S. Tobin
A couple of months ago, the question of what to do about the possibility of a nuclear Iran was on the verge of becoming the No. 1 foreign-policy issue in 2008. Though not exactly eclipsing the Iraq war, Iran's nuclear program was the red-hot focus of attention, with speculation rising as to what, if anything, the United States was prepared...
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By:
John R. Cohn, M.D.
Arab rejection of Israel has included boycotts not only of Israeli goods, but often even acknowledgement of Israel's existence. On Nov. 25, 2005, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other officials marked an "International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People" in front of a map of the region, where member state Israel had been erased. It is in this...
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In advance of the Super Bowl, Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., aka "The Ethics Guy" at BusinessWeek.com , decided to make himself the most popular fellow around the water cooler by going after office gambling, which he definitively declared to always be a "bad bet." "Office pools involving cash are common, exciting and potentially lucrative," he wrote. "But they can violate corporate...
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