Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
Tu B'Shevat may be a relatively minor holiday on the Jewish calendar but it has blossomed in the modern era as a time to connect with Israel and the environment. As concern grows over the creeping forces that are destroying our planet, Tu B'Shevat is an apt time to focus on the ecological well-being of the world in which we...
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It would be easy to dismiss him as a crackpot -- the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times who suggested that one Israeli response to the threat from Iran would be to assassinate President Barack Obama. But to do so would be to ignore an opportunity to reap some important lessons from the furor he created in the...
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What's in a number? That's the question sparked yet again by the latest studies attempting to pinpoint the number of Jews in America. The good news is that our numbers are apparently up: Two new studies, using completely different methodologies, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the U.S. population, the Forward reported this...
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The convergence of heightened tensions with Iran and the official start to the 2012 presidential primary season could be good or bad timing, depending on how the players handle this delicate period. Either way, all parties should remember that much is at stake. Politics must not get in the way of legitimate policy discussions as the threat of a nuclear...
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News that an insidious movement to delegitimize Israel will be convening a conference at the University of Pennsylvania next month is stirring much angst in our community. The anxiety is justified, but we as a community must be careful not to overreact so as not to hand the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, known as BDS, a public-relations victory. We...
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