Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

By:
Jehuda Reinhar
The Talmud teaches that if a king of Israel dies, all Jews are eligible to succeed him. But if a scholar dies, he cannot be replaced. I hope this is not so. Like the Talmudic sages, today's Jewish educators have made it their life's work to ensure safe passage of our age-old tradition from one generation to the next. But...
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By:
Barry Rubin
The real reason why there isn't Israeli-Palestinian peace has little to do with Israeli or American policies but rather relates to that most neglected of all regional issues: Palestinian politics and ideology. The basic problem is that the Palestinian movement has not truly reconciled itself to a two-state solution. Rather, it persists in believing that total victory, with Israel's disappearance...
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By:
Ira Forman
I am a lucky man, some might say blessed, as earlier this year I had a heart attack and survived -- physically and financially. I'm fortunate to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. Yet even someone with good insurance can't go through a medical calamity without getting a glimpse of what lies over the precipice of financial and medical disaster...
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By:
Neal M. Sher
The espionage charges leveled against American scientist Stewart David Nozette raise more questions than they answer; and those questions should trouble, and perhaps even outrage, the American Jewish community. The affidavit of FBI agent Leslie Martell, made public last month, lays out the factual underpinning for the complaint. It seems that Nozette was initially targeted because he boasted to friends...
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It's time to get serious about imposing crippling economic sanctions on Iran. After months of fruitless efforts by the international community to employ diplomacy to avert the threat of a nuclear Iran, Tehran has made it perfectly clear that it is not interested in making a deal. Despite reaching a tentative agreement with negotiators, top officials in Iran have indicated...
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