Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

Purim is the quintessential Diaspora holiday. Its popularity is not only based in its tradition of carnival-like celebration but also because its story tells of Jews who struggle with the dilemma of life as a minority amid a not-always-friendly host country. This is a narrative that has spoken loudly to embattled Jews throughout the long centuries of oppression. Ours is...
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Outreach? Yes, but Also Prioritize Education I read Gary Tobin's article, "America's Filled with Potential" (Opinions, March 6) with great interest. As a pulpit rabbi for 53 years, I had a dual approach to intermarriage. The issue is not resistance or acceptance. It is both -- respectful resistance before the marriage and drawing the couple close afterward. Where possible, I...
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Stu Goldman
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Michael Kinsley, an essayist for Time , wrote one of his cleverest articles recently about John McCain. Called "The Dirtiest Trick," the piece appeared in the Feb. 25 issue, and had as its premise that it was shameful for the Republicans to be on the verge of nominating such a fine human being for president. And this long before McCain...
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Desperate candidates should be pressed for answers about life-and-death issues
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Jonathan S. Tobin
For decades, Americans have looked on with amazement and disgust as a few hundred thousand farmers in Iowa made monkeys of anyone who was crazy enough to run for president. For a couple of months every four years, Des Moines replaces Washington, D.C., as the political capital of the United States. Though it competes for attention with New Hampshire, whose...
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