Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775
Is it possible to condemn genocide without helping to lay the foundation for another catastrophe? That's the difficulty faced by those who are debating the wisdom of a congressional resolution condemning the massacre of Armenians by Turkey during World War I. Jews are sensitive to the grief that Armenians feel over the mass murder of their people, as well as...
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Someone is always saying something outrageous these days. So when right-wing columnist Anne Coulter opined last week on MSNBC that Jews were "incomplete" and should convert to Christianity, it set off a predictable wave of outrage. But those who seek to debate the risible Coulter and to prove to her that Jews are quite complete as they are miss the...
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As the world contemplates the progress that Iran is making toward nuclear capability, the latest revelations about the Israeli airstrike on a site in northern Syria last month are beginning to put together pieces of a frightening regional puzzle. Front-page stories in The New York Times over the past week have reported that U.S. intelligence sources have confirmed what many...
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The scramble for the post-9/11 pot of federal allocations aimed at strengthening homeland security has not always been an edifying spectacle. As is inevitably the case where millions of taxpayer dollars are distributed, the results can be as much the result of patronage and politics as with real need. But the recent allocation of Homeland Security grants for security at...
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I was pleased to respond positively to the request of Leonard Barrack, the chair of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, to chair the Jewish Publishing Group, the publishers of the Jewish Exponent and Inside magazine. I have been familiar with the newspaper for decades, have admired its quality, and am aware of how it...
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