Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
The U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act has elicited the usual cries of protest from abortion-rights advocates and, also as usual, they include an assortment of Jewish groups and The New York Times. That latter institution characterized the term "partial-birth abortion" itself as a "provocative label" for the presumably more descriptive "intact dilation and...
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A weak government's survival will impact the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance
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As a matter of principle, it is not the business of American friends of Israel to tell Israelis who should, or should not, be their prime minister. That is, unfortunately, a proposition that has been observed largely in the breach over the course of the last 30 years. American Jews, and American politicians, for that matter, have done their best...
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By:
Julius Berman
Reports about the Claims Conference that included numerous errors and inaccuracies, many of them repetitive of ancient shibboleths that have not reflected the realities of the Claims Conference for many years have been widely published. Here is the truth: Contrary to those assertions, the Claims Conference is entirely transparent. Every year, it is subject to an audit by Ernst &...
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Congressional fight over Turkish genocide of Armenians puts Jews in a difficult spot
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If you had the choice between telling the truth about 20th-century genocide -- and thereby alienating a contemporary strategic ally of the United States and Israel -- or ignoring or downplaying the genocide and keeping the ally happy, which would you do? Is this just an interesting hypothetical for grad students in ethics or philosophy to chew on? No. It...
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Media Clippings
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What do you do when your child simply marches to a different drummer? Do you try to straightjacket him -- metaphorically speaking -- make him conform to the rules until he learns how to "succeed" in school and eventually in society? Or do you encourage him go his own way, and let the pieces fall where they may? I'm not...
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