Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

By:
Leonard Fein
The instant reason for Peace Now's founding back in 1978 was the aftermath of the Sadat visit to Israel and the Begin-Sadat Camp David meetings hosted by President Jimmy Carter. Shalom Achshav was determined to press Prime Minister Begin to take the steps necessary to achieve peace with Egypt. So, back then, the word "Now" made perfect sense. But ever...
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By:
Elliot Jager
Most Americans may have missed it, but last week, in schools across the country, students commemorated the 220th anniversary of the Constitution during what a presidential proclamation had designated as Constitution Week. The philosophical foundations of the U.S. Constitution deserve to be studied not only by students of American politics, but also by those who wish to spread democracy to...
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Money Spent on Museum: A Tragic Loss for the Area With all due respect to George M. Ross and Ronald Rubin, Jonathan Tobin is correct on this point: a Jewish museum is one of the last things the community needs (Letters: "Museum Speaks of Past, Present and Future," Sept. 20). This project has diverted precious funds that might have gone...
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The festival of Sukkot that begins this week is regarded by most secular American Jews as a "minor" holiday outside of the two or three days that they generally recognize as "high" holidays of the Jewish year. This is, of course, a misconception, as Sukkot is, according to Jewish law and historical tradition, a very major date in the calendar...
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Seven years ago, the death of a Palestinian child rocked the world. Captured in a famous photo that was reprinted in virtually every newspaper across the globe, the agony of Mohammed al-Dura, a boy who, we were told, had been shot by Israeli soldiers, was the symbol of the supposed cruelty of the Jewish state at the beginning of the...
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