Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

The expected shift by the Presbyterian Church USA this week away from an extreme anti-Israel position is significant for a number of reasons. The General Assembly of the church is expected to vote this week to sidestep support for divestment from Israel and to alter its position from one of outright hostility to the Jewish state to neutrality. A compromise...
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Gaza beach explosion once again exposes media sloppiness and bias
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When an explosion on a Gaza beach killed several Palestinians earlier this month, the international media didn't pause to think, research or ask questions about the incident. They simply jumped. On Israel. As a picture of a Palestinian girl grieving over the corpse of a dead relative spread around the world and onto the front pages of newspapers like The...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem - hey, that's politics. This month, President Bush, for the 10th time, signed a waiver delaying a congressional mandate to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The event will go largely unnoticed, even in this highly charged election season. But not if Dick Hellman, head of the Christians' Israel...
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Jonathan Rosenblum
The Torah contains many prohibitions against speaking derogatorily of others. When it comes to the laws of lashon hara , even truth is not a defense, except in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Underlying the proscriptions against derogatory speech is the idea that we create our world through our speech. One of the problems with today's Israeli society is that there...
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Another plagiarism scandal has come and gone, and the amassed minions in the media dutifully bided their time, clocking every permutation. But the only real insight into the whole fiasco came in an opinion piece by novelist Whitney Otto called "Unoriginal Sins," which appeared in The New York Times of May 12. As you may recall, Harvard University undergrad Kaavya...
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