Thursday, June 30, 2016 Sivan 24, 5776

Hebrew Charter Doesn't Breach Church-State Wall The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on the Ben Gamla Charter School, a Jewish charter school soon to open in Hollywood, Fla. (Cover story: "Florida Opens First Hebrew Public School," Aug. 2). When most people think of religious charter schools, they imagine private religious schools operating as charters. But there are many ways a charter...
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The news that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has dismissed the possibility that the current talks between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace ought to have surprised no one. In the summer of 2000, Barak -- then Israel's prime minister, and today leader of the country's center-left Labor Party -- placed the most generous peace...
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The breakdown of the nation of Sudan is a matter of record. Sudan's Darfur region has been the scene of a genocidal war against black Africans on the part of Arab militias while other parts of the country are in an economic state of collapse. So where do some citizens of this failed state head for succor? To other African...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Noah Feldman was a brilliant, Orthodox Jewish Rhodes scholar who arrived in Oxford in my fourth year as rabbi there in 1992. We quickly hit it off. For one thing, there was scarcely a subject -- Jewish or secular -- upon which Noah did not have some profound knowledge. We studied Talmud together several times a week. Noah was one...
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If You Can't Take the Heat, Get Out of the Kosher Kitchen!
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
One can't help but feel sad for Noah Feldman. In spite of his considerable professional accomplishments -- a law professorship at Harvard, three books, a slew of well-received essays and a fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations, to name a few -- the young Jew is clearly stewing. A bubble of his own imagining has burst in his face...
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