Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775
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Leonard Fein
On March 12, the Union for Reform Judaism became the first national Jewish organization to take more than a tongue-clucking position on the Iraq war. It did what the U.S. Senate has been unable to do: It voted overwhelmingly to oppose President Bush's "surge" of new troops, and it called on the president to set and announce a specific timetable...
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Media Clippings
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In the ongoing saga of how magazines are dealing with the Internet challenge, Time, the 84-year-old stalwart, has weighed in with how it will try to keep readers and attract others away from the Web. According to an article in the March 12 New York Times business section, Time is assuming a new look. What this amounts to, wrote reporter...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
"Israeli Apartheid Weeks" are becoming an accepted norm on many college campuses across the nation, during which a series of events staged by anti-Israel activists are held and the Jewish state is equated with the racist regime of apartheid-era South Africa. Moreover, awareness weeks devoted to Islam are also held in order to "educate" the campus. The problem is that...
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Friends of Israel must still hold leaders accountable for their stands on terror
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Group solidarity is one trait that has earned Jews both plaudits and criticism. But according to a spokesman for a national Jewish organization, it's long past time to stop the group-think. M.J. Rosenberg, the director of the Israel Policy Forum's Washington Policy Center wrote last week on the eve of the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...
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By:
Alan H. Luxenberg
Jews have observed with great consternation the transformation of America's college campuses into hotbeds of anti-Zionism. The traditional narrative saw the birthing of Israel as an answer both to the urgent needs of a persecuted people who had no place else to go and to that people's yearning over two millennia to return to a cherished homeland, which, for the...
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