Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

Bush Doctrine: Terrible for Israel and the Jews In a recent column, Jonathan Tobin wonders how it's possible that some American Jews do not regard President Bush's unflagging support of Israel as a good thing (A Matter of Opinion: "The American Dog Didn't Bark," Aug. 3). He cites what most people agree was a failure by the Clinton administration to...
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Technology has made life better in so many ways, perhaps most especially in assisting many women who have trouble conceiving to eventually give birth to the children they so desperately want. And technological advances have especially helped those young people who've postponed their childbearing efforts till somewhat later in life. But who would have known that having these bundles of...
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Rabbi Avi Shafran
It's easy and tempting to wax cynical about Mel Gibson, the once-famously outraged-for-being-called-an-anti-Semite Hollywood powerhouse who recently, under the revealing effects of alcohol, proved his erstwhile accusers to have, if anything, underestimated the depth of his animus for Jews. And, indeed, cynics abound. I am not among them. Not that I am beyond cynicism, unfortunately. But Mr. Gibson's apology, in...
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Tom Gross
Large sections of the international media are not only misreporting the current conflict in Lebanon. They are actively fanning the flames. The BBC World Service [heard locally on WHYY-91FM] has a strong claim to be the No. 1 villain. It has increasingly come to sound like a virtual propaganda tool for Hezbollah, and as it desperately attempts to prove that...
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In the last two decades, the culture of the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora changed. The old paradigm of a besieged Jewish state looking to Jews living elsewhere for aid became as outdated as the old gung-ho "We Are One" rhetoric that was once seen as a can't miss marketing strategy for raising funds. Israel was stronger than ever...
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