Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
Despite Iran's twisted effort to hijack this week's nuclear nonproliferation conference at the United Nations, the United States and other Western nations turned the heat back on the Islamic Republic's obfuscation when it comes to its own nuclear program. But walking out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his speech -- as several nations did -- is not enough. Too...
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The Obama administration has launched a charm offensive with the American Jewish community, seeking to reassure an increasingly skeptical constituency that he truly is committed to Israel's security. But the president's real target needs to be the Israeli public, whose dismay over the seriously strained relations is trumped only by its growing sense of isolation as the world, conveniently forgetting...
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They say the wheels of justice grind slowly, but they are moving very swiftly for Sholom Rubashkin. The former CEO of the Agriprocessors kosher meat company in Postville, Iowa, is slated to be sentenced next week for bank fraud and other charges, and federal prosecutors are apparently seeking a life sentence. The May 2008 raid by federal immigration officials on...
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On the eve of Israel's 62nd birthday, it is easy to get caught up in the political, diplomatic and religious struggles of the state. In this era of a nuclear-ambitious Iran and growing intransigence among Israel's Arab neighbors, these issues are obviously critical. But to focus on them alone misses something much more fundamental -- how we as Jews in...
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Who would have imagined that there would be a Jewish angle to the sex-abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church? Yet here we are, still reeling from the stunning pronouncement by the pope's preacher comparing the scrutiny of the Vatican to collective violence against Jews through the ages. The comparison was irresponsible at best, pernicious at worst. That it would happen...
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