Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

The "establishment" versus the "grassroots." The old divisions that once clearly delineated -- and divided -- the Jewish landscape have long been evaporating. But a recently released study about the next generation of Jewish leaders provides valuable new insight into how those worlds align, collaborate and sometimes collide. Anyone interested in understanding the dynamics at play among our future leaders...
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No Need to Ask for Any Sort of Special Protection In response to the article "Legislation to Protect Students From Anti-Semitic Harassment" (Editorial & Opinions, Oct. 7), I object to special legislation singling out Jews as a minority group. The assault by a shopping cart, the destruction of a Holocaust memorial and the painting of swastikas should be prosecuted under...
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By:
Leonard A. Cole
In an address at the recent annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, national director Abraham Foxman urged decent people to speak out against anti-Muslim bigotry. Ordinarily, this worthy plea would hardly merit special notice. It is, after all, consistent with the century-old organization's mission to fight prejudice. But it is also a reminder of the ill-founded criticisms of ADL's stance...
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By:
Carol Gould
In my book Don't Tread on Me: Anti-Americanism Abroad , I relate a story about an elegant Englishman in a pinstriped suit approaching a stall run by Zionist activists outside the Marks & Spencer store on London's Oxford Street. He challenges them -- infuriated that Jews have come to stage a counterdemonstration against a noisy contingent of "Free Palestine" supporters...
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Israeli leaders were right to quickly condemn the arson at a West Bank mosque this week, presumed to be perpetrated by Jewish extremists seeking to derail the fledgling peace talks. The Sunday-night incident -- in which the Koran and prayer rugs were burned -- was thought to be the latest so-called "price tag" operation aimed at pressuring the Israel government...
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