Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

Dependence on congressional earmarks hurts America and Israel in the long run
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Jonathan S. Tobin
Americans have reacted to the collapse of Wall Street and the subsequent massive federal bailout with a mixture of numb incomprehension and resentment. Wall Street is rightly excoriated for its failures and misdeeds. So, too, is the Bush administration which, as with everything else that was amiss in the last eight years, was unprepared to deal with the crisis. And,...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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There are many disturbing elements to the unfolding economic crisis. The credit crunch, the decline in the value of retirement savings and the possibility of further suffering to come are enough to depress the most-determined of optimists. But, just as troubling, is the buzz about a resurgence of anti-Semitism among Internet bloggers and message-board posters blaming the country's troubles on...
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A wonderful part of the holiday of Sukkot is that of ushpizin -- the tradition of formally inviting into our temporary dwellings the patriarchs of Jewish history. Welcoming the souls of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and King David, as well as, in egalitarian households, those of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail and Esther, is a way...
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Winning Election's More Important Than Iran Your editorial, "Partisanship Run Amok," which appeared in the Sept. 25 issue, fails to understand the mistake made by the organizers of the Iran protest rally in New York City. They were either being disingenuous or they really believe that Iran is a more important issue than winning the election. Nothing is more important...
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