Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Nathan Diament
Lynn Schusterman, a passionate philanthropic leader in the American Jewish community, has called upon Jewish organizations to adopt policies that will foster greater inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Jews in the community. In a recent piece published in these pages, Schusterman asked Jewish organizations to join her foundation "in adopting non-discrimination hiring policies that specifically mention sexual orientation...
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By:
Menachem Genack
The severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and children. The government's handling of this case has sullied our justice system. One recalls...
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By:
Lynn Schusterman
Next week, as millions of people around the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, we in the Jewish community will mark the occasion with a milestone: the first-ever LGBT Movement Building Convening, to be held June 27-29 in California. Organized by the leading Jewish LGBT organizations, Keshet and Nehirim, the event will bring together 100 leaders of...
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By:
Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
Disturbing, shocking and eye-opening. Israel attempts to legally prevent Iranian missiles and rockets from being delivered to Gaza, controlled by the internationally recognized terrorist group, Hamas; yet the world and media condemn the Jewish state, and mourn the nine Hamas supporters killed by Israel in self-defense. And remember: Israel stops weapons, but daily allows delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza...
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Do We Really Think Israel Is Losing the P.R. War? I take exception to Gary Wexler's June 17 piece, "Public Relations 101: Who's Coming Up with Straight A's?" It states that Israel is losing the P.R. war, and the other side is winning. Can anyone really believe the Palestinians are winning? They elected the intransigent, extremist, theocratic Hamas to govern...
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