Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
By:
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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By:
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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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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Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
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With congressional elections not far off, those politicians interested in Jewish votes are now talking about their support for Israel. Fair enough, but for the vast majority of us who weren't looking at events in Washington too closely, the pro-Israel side just received something of a setback. A bill that would have banned direct U.S. funding of the terrorist-controlled Palestinian...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
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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