Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Steven Burg
I was saddened to hear of the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student driven to suicide by bullying over his sexual orientation. While Clementi's case has grabbed national headlines, it is, unfortunately, far from unique. In September alone, no fewer than six boys in America committed suicide as a response to bullying they suffered over their sexual identities...
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By:
Leonard A. Cole
In an address at the recent annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, national director Abraham Foxman urged decent people to speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. Ordinarily, this worthy plea would hardly merit special notice. It is, after all, consistent with the century-old organization's mission to fight prejudice. But it is also a reminder of the ill-founded criticisms of ADL's stance...
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By:
Carol Gould
In my book Don't Tread on Me: Anti-Americanism Abroad , I relate a story about an elegant Englishman in a pinstriped suit approaching a stall run by Zionist activists outside the Marks & Spencer store on London's Oxford Street. He challenges them -- infuriated that Jews have come to stage a counterdemonstration against a noisy contingent of "Free Palestine" supporters...
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By:
Leonard Saxe
In a translation that makes the complex seem simple, Anglo Jews call the fourth book of the Torah "Numbers." Although counting and numbers play a role in the biblical account of our people's story, the Hebrew name of this book -- Bamidbar, or "in the wilderness" -- is a more apt descriptor of our physical and spiritual wandering in the...
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that universities redress racial and ethnic discrimination, or risk losing their federal funding. Thus, if African-American or Hispanic students are harassed on campus, they can complain to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which is mandated to enforce Title VI and ensure that their schools fix the...
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