Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Noah Feldman was a brilliant, Orthodox Jewish Rhodes scholar who arrived in Oxford in my fourth year as rabbi there in 1992. We quickly hit it off. For one thing, there was scarcely a subject -- Jewish or secular -- upon which Noah did not have some profound knowledge. We studied Talmud together several times a week. Noah was one...
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The breakdown of the nation of Sudan is a matter of record. Sudan's Darfur region has been the scene of a genocidal war against black Africans on the part of Arab militias while other parts of the country are in an economic state of collapse. So where do some citizens of this failed state head for succor? To other African...
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The news that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has dismissed the possibility that the current talks between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace ought to have surprised no one. In the summer of 2000, Barak -- then Israel's prime minister, and today leader of the country's center-left Labor Party -- placed the most generous peace...
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Media Clippings
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'Room to Work' In the July issue of Discover magazine, Philadelphia-area freelancer Todd Pitock took a long, hard look at "Science and Islam," as his article was titled, and gave voice to one of scholar Bernard Lewis' major contentions -- that something went drastically wrong somewhere in Islamic history. At one point, the Middle East was the source of great...
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By:
Erik Schechter
Sure, Maj.-Gen. Yusef Mishlab has devoted his life to the defense of Israel, but must he really live so close to us Jews? He is, after all, Druze -- a gentile. Well, thanks to the Jewish National Fund, we can keep Arab, Druze and Circassian citizens out of our ethnically pure communities. Even better, the Israel Lands Administration, paid for...
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