Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Tammuz 20, 5776
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Stu Goldman
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The 2001 United Nations Conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, was a turning point in the rise of an international campaign to vilify Israel. Most of the civilized world was shocked at the crude anti-Semitism that set the tone for that gathering of non-governmental organizations and other activist groups. But, in the years since that debacle, we have seen...
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The violence between Jews and Arabs in the city of Acre during and following Yom Kippur has disturbed Israelis and left them wondering about more than the future of that city. That Acre would be racked by rioting is deeply ironic. The northern Israeli city was known as a place where the mixed population of Jews and Arabs were able...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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A wonderful part of the holiday of Sukkot is that of ushpizin -- the tradition of formally inviting into our temporary dwellings the patriarchs of Jewish history. Welcoming the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and King David, as well as, in egalitarian households, those of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail and Esther, is a way...
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