Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

No Mistaking Candidate's Stand on Abortion Rights Your subhead, "She Backs Abortion," which appeared on page 20 in the article on Sarah Palin's nomination as the Republican candidate for vice president (Cover story: "Palin File: Thin on Community Connection," Sept. 4) was extremely misleading. Gov. Palin opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest. Her views are extreme and...
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With each passing September, does the meaning of 9/11 diminish for Americans? That's the question many of us may be asking as the seventh anniversary of that terrible day is noted. In the intervening years, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have numbed many of us to the reality of the terrorist threat, while others have simply preferred to...
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The obligation to aid Jews in need is integral to the practice of Judaism and the fabric of American Jewish life. But most of us are accustomed to thinking of such aid as being a function of our responsibility to support our co-religionists in remote locations around the globe, not in our own hometowns. Yet, we need not look across...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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GOP veep pick's speech reignites culture wars and sets liberals' teeth on edge
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most intriguing episodes of American political history, and one with particular resonance for observers of this year's presidential race, took place at the Democratic National Convention in 1896. At that time, the Democrats were split between supporters of the policies of outgoing conservative incumbent President Grover Cleveland and the party's left wing, known to history as the...
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