Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776
There’s no doubt that the life of Rabbi Neil Blumofe, senior rabbi of Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas, was badly shaken. And all because he included a visit to Arafat’s grave in Ramallah in a draft itinerary for a congregational trip that would include Christian clergy that the rabbi knew well.
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By:
Joshua Runyan
For myself, I’ve always believed that the best antidote to hate speech is more speech.
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It’s awfully difficult to see this whole burkini fiasco as anything other than men — well meaning, perhaps, but wholly antiquated in their thinking — unfairly attacking what a woman chooses to wear.
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It is no longer just a neighborhood of low-income Jews and African-Americans. Now, higher-income New Yorkers — many of them Orthodox but not Lubavitch — are contributing to the gentrification of Crown Heights.
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The world needs to know whether charitable dollars and human resources that were supposed to be devoted to rebuilding life in Gaza were instead diverted to the furtherance of the terror and military efforts of Hamas as many of us have been suspecting for a long time.
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