Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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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Confusing True Innocents With Deadly Terrorists In response to Robert Leiter's review of the book Torture and the War on Terror by Tzvetan Todorov (Nov. 12), I suppose that I would not support burning a terrorist at the stake or flaying him alive to gain information that would save the lives of innocents. Yet I would agree to leaving the...
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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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