Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Torah Was Given to All, Not Just to the Haredi Rabbi Julie Schonfeld's opinion piece, "Deciphering a New Equation in Israel-Diaspora Relations," in the April 1 issue is spot on in highlighting the need to stand up to the attempt by the exclusionary haredi black-hat culture to impose its "fundamentalism" upon Israeli society. Since when is stringency the hallmark of...
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Who would have imagined that there would be a Jewish angle to the sex-abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church? Yet here we are, still reeling from the stunning pronouncement by the pope's preacher comparing the scrutiny of the Vatican to collective violence against Jews through the ages. The comparison was irresponsible at best, pernicious at worst. That it would happen...
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Martin J. Raffel
At the opening session of last week's AIPAC conference, analyst Robert Satloff described U.S.-Israel tensions over Jewish housing in eastern Jerusalem as 5 to 6 on the Richter scale: Not cataclysmic, but enough to cause lasting damage. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her AIPAC speech, spoke of America's unshakable support for Israel, but reiterated the administration's view...
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By:
Julie Schonfeld
Israeli officials faced "coalition challenges" on three fronts in recent weeks: U.S.-Israel relations, the cohesion of the governing coalition and Diaspora-Israel relations. A seismic shift took place that should not be missed. The Diaspora community, which has been too silent on issues of religious freedom when challenges to Israeli security and internal political unity were present, spoke out. The U.S...
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Do You Choose Obama, or Israel and Survival? Passover has always been a time for making choices. So it is time for Jews, even those Jews who voted for our president, to choose sides. Do you choose Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton -- with their attacks on Jews, attacks on Israel's right to build homes for Jews in Israel and...
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