Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

By:
Rabbi Albert Gabbai
What would you say if the world denied that the Holocaust ever happened? Or that something like it may have occurred, but on a very small scale, and as an understandable byproduct of a war that was raging simultaneously? Or that it's being exaggerated and exploited today to create an undeserved sense of sympathy? That is what people of Armenian...
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By:
Aryeh Rubin
We are living in a troubling and dangerous time -- a time when we need courageous and insightful leaders more than at any point since the Holocaust. We are facing a potentially existential crisis for Israel and, ultimately, I believe, for Jewish people worldwide. Yet our leaders for the most part have not responded in a forceful way. Those among...
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The onset of spring brings the inevitable stream of walks, runs and races -- all for good causes. Now comes a new kid on the block that is worth coming out for this weekend: the Anti-Defamation League's inaugural Walk Against Hate. The 5K walk in Philadelphia ( www.walkagainsthate.org ) is more than just a fundraiser for an organization that needs...
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By:
Douglas M. Bloomfield
If past Fatah-Hamas "kiss and make-up" sessions are any indicator, this one will have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. No sooner did the secular Fatah try to sell the agreement as a move toward peace than the Islamist Hamas declared the opposite. In the realm of odd bedfellows, the winners appear to be the terrorist group looking for...
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By:
Jonathan Schanzer
While most of the world celebrates the U.S. military operation that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the sentiment is not unanimous. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has condemned the United States, accusing Washington of assassinating a "Muslim and Arabic warrior," and the "continuation of the American oppression and shedding of blood of Muslims...
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