Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

Without Fear or Fa​vor With less than five weeks to go before Election Day, the two major political parties are already gleefully beating the stuffing out of each other with bare-knuckled attacks. While sometimes distasteful, forceful advocacy is certainly a part of democracy. Yet as much as both sides wish to demonstrate their own virtues and the perfidy of their...
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Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
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With congressional elections not far off, those politicians interested in Jewish votes are now talking about their support for Israel. Fair enough, but for the vast majority of us who weren't looking at events in Washington too closely, the pro-Israel side just received something of a setback. A bill that would have banned direct U.S. funding of the terrorist-controlled Palestinian...
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Stu Goldman
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Media Clippings
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Two fairly remarkable pieces of journalism appeared recently in back-to-back issues of The New York Times Magazine, remarkable because of the things that were written in both -- certain words and phrases that I would never have expected to see in the Times in any form. The first of these was a lengthy piece by French writer Bernard Henri-Levy, titled...
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Gary Tobin
Roland Stanton's recent $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself admitted, "There are plenty of people who could do it." Research shows that he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's offer. So why don't they? It's not that wealthy Jews have no reputation for...
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