Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775
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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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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Interfaith dialogue must be based on the principle that respect is a two-way street
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Jonathan S. Tobin
In 1263, the great Spanish scholar Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, better known as Nahmanides, was summoned to Barcelona by King James I of Aragon to engage in a rather stressful form of interfaith dialogue with representatives of the Dominican and Franciscan religious orders. Their debate is known to history as the Disputation of Barcelona. The purpose of those who initiated...
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By:
Morton A. Klein
Do Jews outside Israel have the right to criticize Israeli policies relating to defense and security matters or eternal issues, like concessions on Jerusalem? Some argue that while Diaspora Jews may debate a range of Israeli policies, national security and defense policies should be debated only by Israelis, seeing that only Israelis directly reap the benefits -- or pay the...
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