Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
By:
Mervin J. Hartman
We purchased an apartment in Jerusalem in 1979 and have spent three months in Israel each summer for the past 14 years. This has given us a distinct perspective on Middle East affairs. Much has been written about the "moribund" peace process and the Palestinians' attempt to gain recognition at the United Nations. In my view, the peace process is...
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By:
Jason Edelstein
Earlier last month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed some concerns about Israeli democracy in a closed-door session at the Saban Forum. She reportedly criticized proposed Knesset legislation aimed at curbing foreign funding of Israeli NGOs and gender-segregated bus lines serving haredi Orthodox areas. A couple of weeks later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an op-ed...
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By:
Ruth S. Laibson
I am usually proud to call Philadelphia my home. But a recent study that highlights our city's increasing income segregation contains some very disquieting facts that should challenge all of us to action.
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By:
Danny Danon
The State of Israel has always prided itself on being not only a home to its native citizens but a haven for Jews from across the globe. For years, the Ministry of Immigration Absorption has successfully focused on attracting Jews worldwide to make aliyah and reconnect with their homeland. This past year alone, more than 19,000 Jewish people chose to...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The genesis of my new book is a simple question: Who was Jesus of Nazareth? We all think we know who he was -- the inspiration for the world's most successful religion. The deliverer of faith, love, spiritual inspiration and religious commitment to billions of people the world over for two millennia. Christians see him as the son of God,...
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