Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
The media is once again rife with speculation over if and when Israel or the United States might attack Iran to quash its nuclear ambitions. The latest debate was sparked by a lengthy cover story in the September issue of The Atlantic by Jeffrey Goldberg. After speaking to a number of senior U.S. and Israeli officials, Goldberg reaches this conclusion:...
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Our community was blessed this summer with the promise of youth, and most of us didn't even know it. Scattered throughout the city was a group of 33 enthusiastic high school and college students devoting their time and energy to a myriad of Jewish institutions and organizations. They were college students like Hannah Stup, whose experience working with seniors at...
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Forgive us for being a tad skeptical that a United Nations panel could impartially investigate the now notorious flotilla affair without impugning Israel as the culprit. Given recent history, it's hard not to compute "U.N." plus "inquiry" without arriving at Goldstone, the outrageously one-sided excoriation of Israel's actions during the 2008 Gaza war. The U.N. inquiry, announced this week, will...
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When a member of the Israeli Knesset tried to ram through legislation on conversion that would delegitimize non-Orthodox Jews, American Jewry rightly responded with a chorus of protest. Now that a woman has been arrested for carrying a Torah at the Western Wall, U.S. Jewry should respond with similar outrage. Both issues -- dubbed "Who is a Jew" and "Women...
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Once again, Pennsylvania is playing host to one of the hottest elections of the season. And once again, a campaign targeted at the Jewish electorate is beginning to turn ugly. There is much at stake in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Arlen Specter. The Democrats are fighting to hold on to their majority while...
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