Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

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 The old paradigm of a besieged Jewish state looking to Jews living elsewhere for aid became as outdated as the old gung-ho "We Are One" rhetoric that was once seen as a can't miss marketing strategy for raising funds.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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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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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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Media Cl​ippings
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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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Bush critics need to acknowledge unparalleled support for Israel
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As Israel's counteroffensive against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon heads into its fourth week, it's time to explicitly acknowledge one huge difference between this latest chapter of Israel's 58-year-old war of self-defense and those that have preceded it. Like the Sherlock Holmes story in which the key factor is the dog that did not bark, it is the almost complete absence...
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