Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Certain writers do one thing so well, they eventually become predictable, known for their schtick. Loyal readers, in fact, come to look forward to the next outing. Christopher Hitchens, for example, has been known for more than three decades as a dependable curmudgeon, good for a vitriolic rant every few weeks or so. His career also has taken some compelling...
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Abraham H. Foxman
Republican candidate Mitt Romney's recent speech to the American people about his Mormonism and faith in America was an important contribution to our ongoing national dialogue regarding the appropriate role of religion in politics. We agree that there is no place in our society for bigotry, and that one's religion should never be a test for political office. We also...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
"Sholem Aleichem!" I call out. "Aleichem Sholem!" they shout back in unison. I'm still self-conscious standing up here by the blackboard. What are my credentials for running a Yiddish class? I may have a decent accent, but what about my grammar? My vocabulary beyond a third-grade reading level? When officials from the local Jewish community center approached me, they made...
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Neal Sher
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was practically stunned at the hostile reception he received during a recent visit to London. It seems our British friends are much more attuned than we to the nefarious role that the Saudis continue to play in financing and fomenting terror. The nation that is best described as the epicenter for terror continues to fly...
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Trust Evangelicals When It Comes to Israel? Your report on a recent conference (City & Suburb: "Jews and Evangelicals: Is It Really a Marriage Made in Heaven?" Dec. 6) glossed over a key consideration affecting Jewish-evangelical relations. As the article noted, "Evangelicals accept the Bible as literal truth." This means that -- no if's, and's or but's about it --...
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