Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
Santorum's fate could be decided by the Jewish community's political priorities
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For the last three decades, observers of American Jewish life have struggled with the question of whether or not foreign-policy issues should overwhelm domestic concerns in the battle for Jewish votes. But in November, this debate ought to get the attention of a wider audience. That is because it may well be on this seemingly arcane question that the fate...
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Lori Schneide
I was sitting in a maklat -- a bomb shelter -- in Haifa one breezy morning in July, when a young American woman next to me stopped crying long enough to say with the cadent punctuation of youth, "Why is everyone so calm?" In that moment, the light in the windowless room seemed to change. People sat in clusters, handing...
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Ariel Beery
As Israeli soldiers remain in Lebanon in the uncertain aftermath of a difficult war, members of a new Jewish generation are responding through the prism of their quest to fix the world. These Jewishly educated and religiously minded youth have decided to raise money for both Lebanese and Israeli war victims. The pairing of these victims is crucial. As Daniel...
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Media Clippings
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When David Brooks was at The Weekly Standard, I enjoyed almost everything he wrote. He seemed to revel in the freedom he'd been given at the magazine, and when his editors cut him loose, especially on longer features, he took full advantage of it. But when he moved on several years ago to the opinion pages at The New York...
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Hezbollah's war on Israel put threats against gay mission in perspective
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Real or imagined, fear is a terrible thing. It can grip you by the throat and leave you cold; it's paralyzing. Or it can lead you to do something rash or consequential; it's misleading. For Americans, fear before Sept. 11, 2001, had a mostly intellectual component. You sent your children off to school, and worried about their safety. You went...
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