Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Media Clippings
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There are times when it seems the morning paper is trying to tell me something specific about the Jewish experience or Jewish history, though not in any programmatic way. Usually, a number of disparate elements jump out at me, and I see a pattern -- and then wonder if the editors or any other readers see it as well. This...
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Diane Edbril
As I sat in shul over the last couple of weeks, I thought about what we as Jews ponder when one year draws to a close and another begins. At different times, I imagine, we pray for different things. Some of us, or our loved ones, are battling illness, and so we pray for a cure or recovery. Some of...
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Andrew Silow-Carroll
The letters to the editor keep pouring in about the Republican Jewish Coalition ads that have been appearing in Jewish newspapers in the run-up to the November election. Readers who disagree with their message call them misleading, libelous, obnoxious and plain inaccurate. And some readers blame the messenger and say by accepting the ads, newspaper are tacitly endorsing their message...
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Taking Israel off the table as an election issue is not in the community's interest
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Something interesting has been happening in British politics this year that ought to gain the attention of Americans, including those who generally have no interest in the subject. What has happened is that Britain's opposition Conservative Party has struck up an unlikely alliance with the left wing of the governing Labor Party on the issue of the Middle East. The...
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Advocacy Corner
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Asaf Romirowsky
In yet another shameful act by the United Nations, Iran's totalitarian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to address the body's General Assembly. Even more disgraceful was his invitation to address Columbia University's World Leader's Forum, a yearlong program that aims to unite "renowned intellectuals and cultural icons from many nations to examine global challenges and explore cultural perspectives." Eventually, the...
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