Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nisan 25, 5776
The spectacle called the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations has always made for great theater. Publicity-hungry world leaders flock to the media capital of the world like moths to a flame. But last week's version of the annual rite of fall fell far below even the usually low standards of behavior that is expected there...
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Our First Obligation It is an intrinsic element of Judaism to approach the beginning of a New Year with introspection. During the Days of Awe, we look at ourselves and ponder what we did in the course of the past year. It's just as necessary to perform the same act of self-examination as a community. In conducting our communal cheshbon...
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These are difficult times for Israel's government. This summer's war with Hezbollah created enormous hardship for the Israeli people. Adjusting for the tremendous financial shortfalls these extraordinary circumstances have created is not easy. And even if the Diaspora steps up and gives all it can to support Israel's people, budget cuts from the top down are still going to be...
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After months of being left out of the headlines, it appears that the Palestinians are back, bidding to get our attention. By forging a long-sought coalition between his own Fatah Party and members of Hamas -- and other Palestinian factions, such as Islamic Jihad -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is hoping to put a new face on his government...
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Stu Goldman
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