Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775
The hearings held last week in Harrisburg on legislation that would force the state's pension system to divest itself of holdings in companies that do business with Iran and Sudan illustrate just how hard it is to move the state bureaucracy and its accomplices in the legislature. At issue are two separate bills. One is sponsored by State Rep. Babette...
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The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Foundation recently caused a stir by announcing that it would award a teaching job at Brandeis University -- as well as a generous salary -- for the person who comes up with the next "big idea" to transform the way the Jewish community thinks about itself. Given the popularity and success of some other recent...
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As the years pass, the open wound in the collective Jewish heart that was created by the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin has begun to heal. Though the murder of a prime minister because of his peace policies illustrated the tremendous division in Israeli society, for most Jews, Rabin's death represents a bright red line against communal violence that none should...
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The declaration of a mistrial in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation in a Dallas federal court this week was a blow to the government's effort to rein in supporters of Islamist terror abroad who raise funds for their efforts on U.S. shores. Holy Land was founded by Hamas supporters and channeled funds to "charitable" groups that served as...
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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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