Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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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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By:
Phyllis Snyder
The Supreme Court has made it clear that ideology trumps health in the nation's highest court. On April 18, the Supreme Court made it clear that respect for legal precedent is dead. Clear that Roe v. Wade's protections are no longer immutable. Clear that it doesn't mind letting its own self-described "moral concerns" trump constitutional protections. Clear that the religious...
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Media Clippings
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So much has been written about the film director Orson Welles that you can convince yourself fairly easily that there's nothing new to say about him. And yet, when a great writer or critic tackles any topic, no matter how daunting or shopworn, he or she can often find some new wrinkle to investigate. Such was the case with a...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
We recently marked the 64th anniversary of the Warsaw-ghetto uprising, which embodied Jewish resistance and self-sacrifice at a time where Jews were targeted for annihilation. Today, those Jews who stood up and fought against the Nazi plan to eradicate the Jewish people represent actions whereby Jews decided not to be slaughtered like lambs and took charge of their own destiny...
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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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