Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Deciding where to invest the scarce resources available to Jewish groups is a deeply controversial issue. The question has often been put as one of choosing between whether to fund projects that serve the unaffiliated or the intermarried, or those that serve individuals already in the community's core. That is something of a false dilemma, since it makes sense to...
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By:
Douglas Bloomfield
With his approval ratings sinking to Nixonian lows and voters punishing congressional Republicans for his Iraq war policy, George W. Bush has barely two years left to rescue his presidency and shape his legacy. The self-described uniter turned out to be a divider -- big time -- even within his own party, dragging it to defeat. But it's possible that...
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By:
Ben Caspit
Somebody needs to tell the truth -- to the inhabitants of Beit Hanoun, to the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, to the Arabs of the territories, to the whole world. It is a simple, harsh and single truth: Those who fire thousands of Kassam rockets upon a civilian population for years, those who accumulate tons of explosive materials, arms and...
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Web Group Stands Guilty as Charged on Speech Jonathan Tobin wrote again about the danger to the Democratic Party from MoveOn.org (A Matter of Opinion: "Democrats Must Decide," Nov. 2). The group was defended in the same issue of the Jewish Exponent in a full-page advertisement sponsored by the Jewish Funds for Justice. MoveOn.org knowingly allows its Action Forum to...
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The General Assembly of Jewish Federations in North America met this week in Los Angeles. But as is often the case with such gatherings, the one item that makes a headline usually has something to do with an Israeli saying something silly. The latest victim of hoof-in-mouth disease was Jewish Agency chair Zeev Bielski, who managed to raise hackles by...
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