Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
Talk about a case of too little, way too late. Despite all the hype surrounding Richard Goldstone's sudden change of heart -- admitting that he erred in accusing Israel of deliberately targeting civilians in its war against Hamas -- the damage is done. The fallout from the initial report struck an incalculable blow to Israel's image in the global arena,...
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We all know by now that Facebook can fuel revolutions. Look at nearly every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa engulfed in uprisings against longtime dictatorial regimes. In every instance, it was the power of social media that helped enable disparate sectors of society to come out in the streets to protest. So perhaps it shouldn't be a...
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Maybe it was envy that the world's attention was shifted to other Arab hot spots. Or maybe it was precisely because of these distractions that Hamas figured now would be a good time to resume its attacks on Israel. Maybe, the group thought, no one would notice. But Israel can't afford not to notice. And now, as a result of...
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Just in time for Purim, the world is turning on its head. But not in the exuberant way we like to experience as we mark the ancient victory of the Jews in Persia over our would-be destroyers. It's hard to muster the annual joy when we are witnessing an unfathomable avalanche of present-day death and destruction. In the past week...
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Gift That Keeps Giving If you haven't yet signed your child up for Jewish overnight camp, now's the time to act. If all the hype about the importance of this Jewish experience hasn't convinced you, there's fresh evidence confirming what we've known anecdotally for decades: there's a clear link between Jewish camping and lifelong Jewish engagement. A new study sponsored...
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