Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Elul 29, 5774

The fight for the Jewish vote in the 2004 presidential election was one of the most hotly contested in memory. But four years later, it appears as if that dustup was nothing compared to the battle that is taking place this year. In recent years, the Republican Party has sought to chip away at the Democrats' traditional stranglehold on the...
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The behavior of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust remains a sore point for both Catholics and Jews. To Catholics, the wartime pope sought to protect the church from the Nazis and helped Jews when he could. But for most Jews, Pius was a moral coward who failed to speak up to save the Jews of Europe. And they wonder...
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Put an End to 'Lashon Hara' About Candidates Thank you for publishing Douglas Bloomfield's timely piece on the smears disseminated in our community against Sen. Barack Obama (Opinions: "Don't Fall for the Extreme Anti-Obama Smear Campaign," Oct. 2). One of our confessional prayers on Yom Kippur is profoundly relevant at this moment: "for the sin we have committed against you...
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By:
Morris J. Amitay
WASHINGTON — Today, the choice for the pro-Israel community is clear: Sen. John McCain is the one. I regret that this choice is not shared by more of my co-religionists. As they vote Democratic, more out of habit than out of self-interest, too many fail to appreciate the growing menace of Islamic extremism to both the United States and Israel...
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By:
Deborah E. Lipstadt
I am one of those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling. I was a Hillary supporter. I did not support Sen. Clinton because she was a woman, but because I liked her policies and record. But, as is often the case in life, my hopes were not to be. Once that became clear, I sat on the sidelines, watching...
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