Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

By:
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Where is the world going? Is it progressing in a positive way and moving toward some ideal state? Or is it sinking lower and lower toward immorality and disarray? In Greek mythology, a Golden Age of peace and happiness was thought to become gradually more corrupt, eventually degenerating into an Iron Age of greed and cruelty. Some scientists today have...
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By:
Isi Leibler
As we review the events of 5767, there's no denying that Israel underwent yet another annus horribilis -- an awful year. The people lack confidence in their failed leaders. Despite the disastrous unilateral withdrawals that undermined Israel's security, missiles are still being launched from Gaza against Israeli citizens, who have been transformed into refugees in their own land. Much of...
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By:
Stu Goldman
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
President Bush's decision earlier this month to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a "global terrorist" group is raising fears that he is ratcheting up pressure as a prelude to military action, and Jewish leaders, who have been urging a tougher approach to Tehran, should brace for a new round of accusations that they are pushing this nation to war...
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By:
Hershel Shanks
Here's another "first" for the Jews, according to Harvard law-school professor Noah Feldman. And it's especially significant because on this matter, we Jews beat out the Nazis, who are really Johnny-come-latelies. According to Feldman, the Jews committed "the first intentional and explicit genocide." A ton of ink has already been spilt over Feldman's New York Times Magazine article "Orthodox Paradox,"...
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