Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Fine Moments?
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You never really know what Heeb magazine is going to do next, but you do know one thing -- there will definitely be something outrageous about the concept. Take the last few issues, for example. The fall 2007 number was dubbed the "Chosen Issue" and announced the launch of Heeb100.com , a new Web site that was conceived as "an...
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Healthy Skepticism's Still the Best Response to Annapolis
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
The recently completed Annapolis conference provoked a vigorous debate in the American Jewish community, as it did in Israel. Finding the right mix of inducements to produce a genuine and secure peace with the Palestinian Arabs, while avoiding futile concessions to an enemy that often seems impossible to satisfy under any circumstances, is a thorny dilemma for those committed to...
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When your mission is the vital task of absorbing immigrants to Israel, budget shortfalls can't stop you from doing your job. That's the position the Jewish Agency for Israel has found itself in recent years as allocations from its traditional funders -- Jewish federations -- have diminished. The reason for that is simple. Federations must provide local services for the...
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One of the most disturbing elements of the rise in anti-Semitism around the world has been the fact that supposedly philanthropic nongovernmental organizations have been among the factors that helped stoke hate against Israel and Jews. The most egregious example of this was at the U.N.-sponsored international conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001, which provided...
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Statement on Guns: More Fiction Than Fact The front-page article, "Guns Represent 'Most Significant Public-Safety Issue,' " (Cover story, Dec. 13), has made me even more proud to be a parent of two Torah-observant teenage children who I can count on to shoot safely and well and, if needed, protect our family. No doubt "well-known Philadelphia philanthropist Lynn Honickman" wants...
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