Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
Film reminds us that combining religion and politics can make a righteous cause
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To listen to some who claim to speak for American Jews, the greatest danger facing our republic is the rise of a religiously based conservatism that threatens to overturn the separation of church and state. This has been a familiar argument for the last two decades as most liberal Jews -- that is to say, most Jews -- viewed an...
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Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
For the past seven years, Israel-policy wonks and their international counterparts have met at the seaside resort of Herzliya for the annual Conference Series on the Balance of Israel's National Security. Israeli powerbrokers often jockey for time and space on the program. In 2005, former premier Ariel Sharon announced the Gaza disengagement plan in the closing "Prime Minister's Address." In...
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Time for plain talk about the racism of the anti-Zionists and their falsehoods
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In case you missed it, last month college campuses in the United States, Canada and Britain hosted an "Israeli Apartheid Week," in which prominent scholars and artists all got together to agree about the State of Israel's beastliness. That such nonsense is presented at places like Hunter College in New York City, the University of Toronto and even at supposedly...
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Saul Singer
Eight months ago, I wrote a column calling for a Jewish Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, someone who would dedicate their mega-fortune to saving the Jewish people -- and specifically to fully funding the Birthright Israel program. My dream is coming true. Sheldon Adelson is stepping up to the plate. Adelson, the son of a Boston cab driver, may be...
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Steven M. Cohen
Not many years ago, it was taken as axiomatic that intermarriage constitutes a significant threat to Jewish continuity. For individual families, we understood that more often than not, the children of the intermarried would be raised as non-Jews. And since intermarrying Jews have fewer children -- and because most of their children won't identify as Jews -- intermarriage implied fewer...
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