Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

In the last two months, American Jews have responded with appropriate urgency to the call to support Israel in the wake of its war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. For weeks, literally thousands of terrorist missiles rained down on northern Israeli cities, towns and villages. The resulting damage was devastating, physically and emotionally. So, too, was the impact on the nation's...
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The Community Must Act to Curb Gun Violence I was moved by Diane Edbril's piece (Opinion: "Will Guns Seal the Fate of Children in the 'Book of Life?' " Oct. 12). Edbril urged the Jewish community to take a strong position to prevent gun violence -- a timely plea. Why should we as Jews feel compelled to act? Many of...
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By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Pictures Lack Context ... and Truth Columnist Richard Cohen writes in The Washington Post ( www.washingtonpost.com ) on Sept. 26 that no one should be surprised about how misleading pictures can be: "Thomas Hoepker's photo 'Brooklyn, New York, September 11, 2001' has achieved...
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While there are larger issues driving the electorate to the polls this year, there is no denying that a hot button for many is in the immigration camp. Polls show that a majority of Americans are opposed to creating a path to citizenship for the millions who have come to this country illegally. The United States, like any country, has...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In the fall of 1938, Winston Churchill was aghast after Czechoslovakia lost its territorial integrity following the signing of the Munich agreement. Consequently, in a public broadcast Churchill stated: "We ought not to allow ourselves to be drawn into a theoretical antagonism between Nazidom and democracy, but the antagonism is here now. It is this very conflict of spiritual and...
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