Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

By:
Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon
There was a time when I could not read the story of the binding of Isaac without wishing for a different ending -- that Abraham would stand up to God, refusing to harm his son. Some of my rabbinic colleagues redefine the story, ignoring God's words, "because you did this thing and did not hold back your precious son from...
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When Mahmoud Abbas marches into the United Nations later this month to seek a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, he not only is likely to fail, he is also likely to set back the already elusive prospects for peace with Israel for the foreseeable future. By blindly plowing ahead with this act of folly, Abbas is demonstrating once again that...
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Readers assert: An advertising insert in the paper denigrated an important concept in Judaism and several stories seemed to wallow in the PC pool.
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By:
Harris Devor and Asaf Romirowsky
As almost everyone knows by now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to march into the United Nations this month and demand statehood for the Palestinians by way of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Such a state would be in lands east of the 1949 armistice lines, established after Israel's War of Independence, as well as in the Gaza...
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By:
Abby Stamelman Hocky
When extremists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, it was, at the heart of it, an attack on our ideals and on our founding principles as a nation -- on democracy, freedom, pluralism. It was an attack on our core belief that all perspectives have a place and a voice -- and we can talk to one another...
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