Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

By:
Steven Burg
I was saddened to hear of the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student driven to suicide by bullying over his sexual orientation. While Clementi's case has grabbed national headlines, it is, unfortunately, far from unique. In September alone, no fewer than six boys in America committed suicide as a response to bullying they suffered over their sexual identities...
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Story on Gays Sadly Misses the Whole Point The cover story on Orthodox Judaism's position on homosexual conduct ("Orthodox Stand Firm on Some Gay Issues," Oct. 14) misses the point. Both the headline and text imply that Orthodox Judaism and Torah-true Judaism are conflicted by opposing homosexual conduct, and incorrectly implies a support of violence against homosexuals. The Torah is...
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Amid all the noise over loyalty oaths, it would be easy to miss some of the more significant developments in the Middle East over the past week. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad trampled on Israel's doorstep, with a visit to Lebanon bent on bolstering Hezbollah; former President Jimmy Carter trekked to Damascus, once again blaming Israel for all the region's troubles;...
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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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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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