Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

By:
Morton A. Klein
Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington with President Barack Obama. Israel and the United States remain far apart on many issues. Obama wants Israel to agree to establishing a Palestinian state, retreating to the indefensible 1967 borders. Israel doesn't accept this, and the Arabs have said that no compromise will be considered. Israel wants the...
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By:
Daniella Wexler
When I returned to campus from last week's AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., my friend Elliott's mother was in town. Elliott is a religious Protestant, and because I am traditional Jew, our friendship is a bit unconventional. One night, we all sat down for dinner, and before I unfolded my napkin, the topic of religion had been broached. Elliott's...
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By:
Paul Golin
Did you ever get a free sample of an energy drink or skin cream that you previously never tried, and now purchase regularly? How about signing up for a free trial -- "cancel any time with no obligation!" -- only to enjoy the magazine or gym-club membership so much that you now renew the subscription annually without thinking twice? Conversely,...
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The Problem Is How You Define a 'Just Peace' I write in strong opposition to the letter from Susan Landau of the Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace ("A Jewish Activist Calls for Peace and Justice," May 7). The very name of this group implies that those of us who do not agree with it do not believe in a...
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One year after a federal raid on the nation's largest kosher meat-packing plant, the Jewish community is rightly engaged in constructive dialogue about just what it means to be kosher. The May 12, 2008 raid nabbed 389 undocumented workers at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa. The owners of the plant face charges of labor violations, money-laundering and immigration fraud...
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