Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
The most recent dust-up between Israel and American Jewry lasted less than a week but it spoke volumes about the worrisome disconnect between the two global centers of Jewish life.
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Sixty-four years after the United Nations voted to partition Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab entities, a two-state solution appears nearly as remote a possibility as it did when the Arab world rejected it the first time around.
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We Jews are no stranger to the notion of giving thanks. The observant among us recite such blessings many times each day, beginning with a morning prayer thanking God for enabling us to wake up. For others, prayerful thanks come somewhat less frequently, perhaps with a blessing over a Shabbat meal or a Shehecheyanu, expressing appreciation for having reached a...
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There's a Jewish angle to almost every story and, sadly, the child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State University is no exception. It turns out that Penn State's now former president is Jewish and its legendary football coach was honored by the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee with its National Leadership Award earlier this year.
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No one should be shocked by the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran has been conducting experiments "specific to nuclear weapons" and that the watchdog agency has "serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program." The latest and long-awaited report, issued this week, provides the clearest indication yet about Iran's nuclear intentions -- and its...
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