Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Church Remains Strong on Commitment to Jews As one who has been involved in dialogue with the Jewish community for many years, I read with interest and appreciation Jonathan Tobin's comments on the recent controversy over the reformulation of the Catholic Church's "Good Friday" prayer for the Jews (A Matter of Opinion: "Other People's Prayers," Feb. 14). The Council of...
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By:
Neal Sher
In a leap of logic, the State Department has been forced to reveal by leap-year day whether an important element in the "war on terror" -- The Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, which enables victims of terror to sue in federal court -- has teeth or is little more than a sound bite. Much is at stake here. By Feb. 29,...
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Caroline Glick
Kosovo's U.S.-backed declaration of independence this month is deeply troubling. By setting a precedent of legitimizing the secession of disaffected minorities, it weakens the long-term viability of multi-ethnic states. In so doing, it destabilizes the already stressed state-based international system. Countries as diverse as Canada, Morocco, Spain, Georgia, Russia and China currently suffer problems with politicized minorities. They are deeply...
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How many people can say that, while perusing a college alumni periodical, they ran across a photo of an Orthodox Jew? I'm not speaking about those people who may have gone to school in a great metropolis like New York or went to a religious institution, like Yeshiva University. I'm thinking of people who went to traditional state schools or...
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Leonard Fein
Different interpretations abound but, unexplained, there could hardly be a greater contrast than that between two sentences, one from the New Testament (Matthew 26:11) -- "The poor you will always have with you," the other from Deuteronomy (15:4), "There will not be any poor among you." Odds are that most people would accept the first of these as a sensible...
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