Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775
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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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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With Passover fresh in President Barack Obama's mind this week, he would do well to remember that 3,500 years after our liberation from Egypt, the Jewish people aren't about to willingly retreat back to the wilderness. This is a season that inspires our historical memory, reminding us of the persistence needed -- and the obstacles overcome -- before our ancestors...
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There's good reason why Passover is the most widely celebrated holiday among Jews. Once we get beyond the obsessive cleaning, cooking and prepping, it's a joyous time for families and friends to come together to mark a momentous chapter in Jewish history. What's not to love? The seder is rich with symbolism, full of drama and inevitably involves a great...
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It's time to end the very public spat that is tearing at Israeli-U.S. relations. It serves neither country and threatens to derail long-term mutual interests in the Middle East. The alarm bells are ringing in nearly every corner of the American Jewish community as the situation has escalated to crisis mode. The Obama administration was justifiably enraged by the ill-timed...
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