Sunday, October 26, 2014 Heshvan 2, 5775
Hebrew charter is the latest attempt to avoid the need to fund day schools
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On its face, it is the quintessential story of the success of American Jewish life: a public school where the teaching of Hebrew will be at the center of its core curriculum. But behind this facade, the founding of the Ben Gamla School in Broward County, Fla., has generated controversy and criticism. As reported in a recent dispatch by the...
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Douglas Bloomfield
President Bush's decision earlier this month to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a "global terrorist" group is raising fears that he is ratcheting up pressure as a prelude to military action, and Jewish leaders, who have been urging a tougher approach to Tehran, should brace for a new round of accusations that they are pushing this nation to war...
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Hershel Shanks
Here's another "first" for the Jews, according to Harvard law-school professor Noah Feldman. And it's especially significant because on this matter, we Jews beat out the Nazis, who are really Johnny-come-latelies. According to Feldman, the Jews committed "the first intentional and explicit genocide." A ton of ink has already been spilt over Feldman's New York Times Magazine article "Orthodox Paradox,"...
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Media Clippings
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Earlier this year, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute launched a new bimonthly eZine geared for Jewish women called 614. There have been four issues so far, and from the looks of them, the endeavor has been a success, both visuallyand editorially. According to a press release distributed several months ago, HBI was bent on sparking "conversation among Jewish women" via 614, which...
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Leonard Fein
On the surface, the question of how Jews should regard the genocide of Armenians should be an easy call. Here, for example, is the text of a cable that Henry Morgenthau, Sr., then America's ambassador to Turkey, sent to the State Department on July 10, 1915: "Persecution of Armenians assuming unprecedented proportions. Reports from widely scattered districts indicate systematic attempt...
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