Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

By:
Jay Tcath
The support of the world's only superpower for the world's only Jewish state is a priceless asset for Israel. Sustaining that support, especially among the 98 percent of Americans who aren't Jewish, is a sacred trust for American Jews. Despite massive Israel-advocacy efforts in the realm of media, politics and intergroup relations, the Jewish community is leaving a massive stone...
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Make No Mistake; It's Not About Rush Limbaugh! Menachem Rosensaft's strident tirade against Rush Limbaugh (Opinions: "Where's the Outcry Over Limbaugh's Ludicrousness?") in the Aug. 20 issue of the Jewish Exponent reflects a left-wing extremism in America today. Make no mistake about it --this is not about Rush. He is not the Republican Party, but just a hated symbol. The...
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Remember the images of newsboys hawking papers on city streets? Well, those guys are grown-up; they're old men. And their customers? They're not even around anymore. As for their medium, that's now a source of news itself these days. A month doesn't go by without someone sounding the death knell of newspapers. We hear it in the form of Chapter...
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By:
Stephen J. Savitsky
I was privileged on July 13 to be invited, along with 16 other Jewish leaders, to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. Much has been written about this historic meeting; it's hard to believe there have been so many commentaries on a one-hour session. Everyone there has a version of what happened; I'm no different. For me,...
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By:
Menachem Z. Rosensaft
One stark difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats appear to be far more willing to confront and publicly denounce bigots and extremists in their own fold. This has been highlighted by the GOP leadership's failure to condemn Rush Limbaugh's divisive, race-baiting diatribes. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama unambiguously rejected and repudiated Louis Farrakhan, calling the Nation...
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