Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775

The problem with Huckabee isn't his public religiosity, but his trading on prejudice
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One hundred and twenty-three years ago, a presidential election may well have been decided by a matter of religion. On the eve of the close 1884 race between Democrat Grover Cleveland of New York and Republican standard-bearer James G. Blaine of Maine, a Presbyterian minister named Rev. Samuel Burchard earned infamy by characterizing the Democrats as the party of "rum,...
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What the media is saying about Judaism and Israel
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National Intelligence Community: Way Out of Its League on Tehran Policy Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger writes in The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) on Dec. 13 that spying and policymaking don't mix: "The extraordinary spectacle of the president's national security adviser obliged to defend the president's Iran policy against a National Intelligence Estimate raises issues: How are we now to...
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Last week's release of a new National Intelligence Estimate about Iran's nuclear-weapons research had the effect of a bomb exploding in official circles in Washington, D.C. Given the fact that much of the foreign policy of the Bush administration was based on a belief in the reality of an Iranian effort to gain nuclear capability, the report's claim that Tehran...
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Calev Ben-David
Jerusalem's Jewish population has reportedly declined over the past half-century, with some 300,000 Jewish residents leaving, in contrast to slightly more than 100,000 who have arrived. But that's if you only count the living. Many of these are newcomers to the city -- Diaspora Jews who lived their long lives abroad, but have chosen to follow a long-standing Jewish custom...
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Jeff Ballabon
The justification for the modern State of Israel is Jewish history -- both glorious and grim -- and there has long been a compact between the Jews in Israel and the Diaspora. Israeli Jews were on the front lines, and Diaspora Jewry was a vital source of economic and political strength. The Jews of Israel bore the lion's share of...
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